Ann Zielinski

Born 1939


Ann is a Senior Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, the first of only two Canadian women to achieve Signature status in the American Watercolor Society (NY), Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society (LA), and an international award winner

Ann has been a juror for local, provincial and international exhibitions. She has also been published in a variety of books and art magazines.

She has been honoured with many awards including: Bronze Medal of Honor at AWS Annual in NY, two awards at the Knickerbocker National Show in Washington D.C., the Jules Kulburg Award at the NWWS International Show, Seattle, WA, 1st at the FCA Oil and Acrylic Show, Vancouver and 2nd at the International Napa Valley Store Open Competition, CA.

Professional painting began for her some 40 years ago. She is self-taught and fortunate to have had some instruction and critiques from one of Canada's foremost artists, Jack Shadbolt. Jack was instrumental in helping her set a higher artistic goal.

Paintings always start with having fun by laying on paint randomly. Without some fun why bother painting. But eventually it is necessary to get serious and apply all of one`s knowledge to create a strong final statement. The paintings are generally multi-layered and semi-abstract.

Ann`s home and studio are located on Hornby Island.

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