Anne Popperwell Paintings

Biography

 

 

I have been painting and exhibiting my work in both public and private galleries for over twenty-five years. My work in watercolor on paper and acrylic on canvas is included in private, corporate and public collections in Canada, the U.S, Mexico and Europe.

 

My primary inspiration has always been the natural world. I moved to Saturna Island in the Southern Gulf Islands in British Columbia to paint the particular landscape of the eroded sandstone shoreline. In the course of this work I experimented with materials, scale and color to explore the concept and experience of a sense of place.

 

Drawn by the desire to use more color in my work, I began to paint the flowers from my garden. In this series, I continue to work in the style I developed for the stones, using many thin layers of paint to create the feeling of light emanating from with the subject itself.

 

“If my work has a purpose, it is simply to express my joy at the amazing beauty of our natural world and to share that experience with you.”

 

Please see the following CV for details of my exhibitions, awards and collections.

 

Biography

Born: Oakland, California

Education:  1968-1970 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Calif.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2016     "Shades of Saturna", Artlink Canada, Jaydon Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

2009     “Beauty”  Casa Dahlia Galeria, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

 

2008     “Tropical Flowers”  Casa Dahlia Galeria, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

 

1996-    "Why Don't You Just Leave?"  paintings and video installation

1998       tour to 11 British Columbia regional galleries,

               originating at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

               Victoria, British Columbia

 

1993      Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

 

1991      Fran Willis North Park Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

 

1990      Fran Willis North Park Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia  

 

1986      Robert Vanderleelie Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

               Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

1984      Grace Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

               Winchester Galleries, Victoria, British Columbia

 

1982      Kyle's Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

 

1981      Kyle's Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

               Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

               Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia

1980      Kamloops Public Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2014       Insight Art Gallery, Galiano, B.C.

 

2012      The Field Gallery, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

 

2002       “European Media Arts Festival”, Osnabruck, Germany

 

1997       “Open House”, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France

 

1994      "Spring Run",  Baux-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

1994-1996      Government House, Victoria, B.C.

 

1992      "Hanging Gardens",  Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

 

1990      "Bumbershoot Festival 1990",   Seattle, Washington

 

1986      "Images B.C."   The British Columbia Pavilion, Expo 86

                Vancouver, British Columbia

 

1985      "Hot Water Colour",   Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario

               "B.C. Women Artists"

                Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

 

1983       "National Watercolour Exhibition" 

                Contemporary Art Gallery,  Vancouver, British Columbia

 

1981       “Painter’s Day”,   Kyle’s Gallery, Victoria, B.C.

 

Public Collections

British Columbia Art Collection, Victoria, British Columbia

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

Maltwood Art Museum, Victoria, British Columbia

City of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia

Esso Resources Canada, Ltd., Calgary, Alberta

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario

 

Grants and Awards

1995  British Columbia Cultural Services Branch grant

1973  City of Vancouver Purchase Grant

 

Exhibition Reviews, Catalogues and Articles

"A Sense of Place", Aqua magazine, Salt Spring Island, B.C. (Summer 2014) illus.

“Why Don’t You Just Leave?”,  Exhibition Catalogue, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C. (April, 1996) illus.

Cover, Preview Magazine, Vancouver, B.C., (May/June 1990) 

Waterman, Jennifer A. “Planetary Visions, Sacred Images of the Earth”  Herizons, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Volume 4 #8, December, 1986) p. 44, illus.

“B.C. Women Artists”,Exhibition Catalogue, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C. (October, 1985)  illus.

Orford, Emily Jane,  “Anne Popperwell’s Intimate Earth”, Victoria Times-Colonist, Victoria, B.C. (October 7, 1984) p. 8

Hartog, Diana, “Body Landscapes”, Monday Magazine, Victoria, B.C. (October 28, 1982)

Hartog, Diana, “Drunk with the Particular”, Monday Magazine, Victoria, B.C. (January 23, 1981) p. 16

“Anne Popperwell”,  Exhibition Catalogue, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C. (October 1981) illus.



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