Anne Tweed, Peer Gallery
Anne was born and educated in London, England. She came to Canada to pursue post graduate studies first at Dalhousie University and then at the University of Toronto, ultimately returning to Halifax, Nova Scotia to pursue gainful employment in 1982. Within a couple of years she found what she considered to be the ideal place to live — an old homestead with room to garden and walk in the woods with her dogs — outside of Mahone Bay. She has been living and working in Lunenburg County for more than 25 years. (Click to view Anne's Gallery).
In 1988 she started to paint again and recently completed her BFA degree at NSCAD University.
The inspiration for her work comes from a variety of sources including the landscape of the South Shore, life studies, music and sound, and her imagination. She works most frequently in oils but also enjoys printmaking and experimenting with mixed media and water media. In 2007 she completed a series of abstract paintings using the sounds of speech as source material, interweaving elements of the phonetic alphabet, the anatomy of the ear and diagrams of sound waves into the work. In 2008 she produced a series of paintings using the often overlooked, microscopic landscape of the forest floor as source material. She is currently working on a new series of paintings on mylar and yupo that evoke the Classical Elements of Earth, Water and Air.
Anne considers her paintings to be primarily explorations of materials and subject matter. Sometimes the images that emerge encourage interpretations of meaning that were not her conscious intent. She enjoys this ambiguity of meaning.
Solo & Duo Exhibitions
2011 - “Dimensions of Colour and Transparency”, with Anke Holm,
Peer Gallery, Lunenburg
2008 – “Colour, Form, Light”, with Anke Holm, Peer Gallery, Lunenburg
2007 ‐ “Sound Shapes”, Peer Gallery, Lunenburg
2001 ‐ "Life, Still Life and More", The Moorings Gallery, Mahone Bay.
2001 ‐ “Impressions”, The Lunenburg Art Gallery, Lunenburg.
2001 ‐ “Landscapes of the Imagination”, The DesBrisay Museum, Bridgewater.
2000 ‐ “Skylines and Shorelines”, The Moorings Gallery, Mahone Bay.
1999 ‐ “Explorations”, The Moorings Gallery, Mahone Bay.
1999 ‐ “Recent Works”, The DesBrisay Museum, Bridgewater.
Selected Group Exhibitions
1998 ‐ “Lunenburg County Artists”, The Lunenburg Art Gallery.
1998 ‐ “Less is More”, The DesBrisay Museum.
1998 ‐ “Art: In the Abstract”, The DesBrisay Museum.
1998 ‐ “Out of the Woodwork”, The DesBrisay Museum.
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Mahone Bay, NS