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Anne Gallant


Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
Anne Gallant

Biography

Have you ever seen Prince Edward Island in the month of June when all the trees are all out and the wildflowers are everywhere? It is my most favorite month of all. The colours are all so intense; I say it is an artist's paradise. I now live and have a gallery in the town of Kensington, where I am just minutes away from beautiful beaches of the north shore.

I am of Acadian descent, grew up on a farm in Abram's Village, and had a wondrous and adventurous childhood. We were outside playing all the time, in the woods behind our house or down at the shore. Nature it seems was always a part of my life and the only time I feel at peace is when I am sitting in the middle of the woods or on an isolated beach. I would sit for hours and watch nature: birds, ants, fish, etc. Almost anything could catch my attention for hours if it was part of the world outside.

In 1979, I studied Arts History at Mount Allison University, in New Brunswick then went on to study Graphic Design at George Brown College in Toronto. After my studies, I wanted an adventure so I traveled and worked all across Canada. I was awed by its grandeur and spectacular sceneries. Then, I decided I wanted to work in the Third World and ended up in Haiti for a few years. This, I believe, was a strong influence in how I paint today. Haitians had wonderful bright colours in their daily lives and in their art. I fell in love with it all and it shows in my work. I want to bring out the rich colours that I see deep inside nature, the warmth and details of it all.

Foggy Sunrise - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant In 2002, I decided to stop working for other people and go full time into my art career. Best decision I have ever made!!! During the many moments when I doubt myself, I always remember the words of my drawing teacher on my last day at George Brown College, "Anne, your hands are made of gold, all you have to do is apply yourself".

Now that I have painted many pieces of art, I can see my work progressing. Another great art teacher of mine once said, "Hope that you never do a perfect painting because that is when you stop learning". Every time I finish a painting, I feel I have conquered something, a part of PEI, but there is always something else to paint. It is not the ideas that are lacking but the time to paint all that you want to paint. I love to paint clouds and I try to grasp a moment with birds in flight or special places like in "Flying into the Storm". Those are the kinds of visions I like to recreate, "special moments".

As I continue to paint, I feel myself getting more particular about my work and I am able to bring out more of what I want to portray. Nature is always perfect in it imperfections. I love history and nostalgia. Lighthouses are a particular attraction to me, old barns and machinery which reflect a time gone by, and the eternal coast line, forever changing with every tide. I welcome you to visit my gallery online.

If you happen to visit PEI sometime, please come visit my gallery in the town of Kensington, just across from the old train station. If you wish to take an art class, I will be offering art classes all summer. Hope to see you there!

Artistic Experience

  • 1983 - Participant in PEI Amateur Artist Exhibit, 1985, won jurors choice award
  • 1996 - Studied oil painting and watercolour at Buckhorn Gallery and School of Fine Arts Gallery
  • 1997 - Solo Exhibit called 'Ancient Connections' at Pilar Shepherd Gallery in Charlottetown, PE
  • 1998 - Solo Exhibit 'Ancient Connections' at Acadian Museum, PEI - 3 month exhibit
  • 1999 ' Half-hour documentary on the French CBC program called 'Trajectoires', depicting my work unique painting technique
  • 2003 ' Painting of 'Lunar Cycles' chosen for Franc'Arts Trousse by Groupe Beauchemin editors in Quebec ' an art educational kit for Grades 7 & 8
  • 2004 - Solo exhibit called 'Echoes' in May 2004 at the Mermaid Gallery in Charlottetown, PEI
  • 2004 ' Featured artist on CBC program Brio de Radio Canada, Sept 22-04
  • 2004 - 2006 - Owner of gallery and coffee shop, sold over 300 paintings in two years


  • Education

  • 1979 - Bachelor of Arts ' Mount Allison University, Sackville , NB
  • Graphic Design ' George Brown College of Art, Toronto ON ' Graduated with Honours from Graphic Design
  • 1995 - Marketing for Small business ' College de l'Acadie, Wellington PE ' 10 weeks



  • Colin's Rocks - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Colin's Buoys - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Trio of Colourful Dories - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Friends on the Window - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant

    Dories in the Sunset - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Path to Shore - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Sunset at Seacow Head - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Reflections in the Sunset - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant

    Lighthouse Keeper Home of Yore - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Green Dory in Sunset - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Farm in Eastern PEI - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Flying into the Storm - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant

    North Shore Cliffs - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Rock Formation at Twin Shores - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Cavendish Cliffs - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Tide Coming In - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant

    Chickadees on the Fence - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Treats on the Window - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Jay on the Buoys - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Solitude - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant

    Theresa's Boats - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Resting Chickadee - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Pink Dory in Eastern PEI - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Chickadee and Daisies - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant

    Together in Dock - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Red Oyster Dory at Bedeque Bay - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant
    Northport Pier - By Canadian Artist Anne Gallant

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    Artistic Illusions - Anne Gallant
    Kensington, Price Edward Island
    Phone: (902) 836-3113

    E-mail: anne.gallant@bellaliant.net    Website: www.annegallant.com

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