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, returning to Halifax, Nova Scotia to pursue gainful employment in 1982. Within a couple of years she found an ideal place to live outside of Mahone Bay. An old homestead with plenty of green space to develop and hone her extreme gardening skills and woods where she can walk or ski with her dogs has been her home for over 30 years. (Click to view Anne's Gallery).
In 1988 Anne started to paint again and took many workshops with a variety of established artists before deciding to pursue a more formal Art education. In 2008 she completed her BFA degree at NSCAD University.
The inspiration for Anne’s work comes from a variety of sources including the landscape of the Lunenburg County, life studies, music and sound, her travels and her imagination. Her early work was primarily in oils but she also enjoys printmaking and experimenting with mixed media and watermedia. 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.
Since 2011 Anne has worked on a large series of non-objective paintings on mylar and yupo that evoke elements of the natural world. The complexity of these fluid and organic paintings continues to evolve as she experiments with the medium.
Anne considers her recent paintings to be primarily explorations of materials and colour. The non-objective images that emerge may encourage interpretations of meaning in the viewer that were not her conscious intent. She enjoys the possibility of multiple interpretations and ambiguities that depend on the frame of reference of the viewer.
Solo & Duo Exhibitions:
2016 “Natural Elements”, Peer Gallery, Lunenburg
2013 – “PLAY”, with Anke Holm, Peer Gallery, Lunenburg
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