Anna Whitmore Original Art — Visual Art
When I was 12 I saw my first Tom Thompson painting. It was then I realized that art was a way to express my joy of nature. I began sketching my canoe trips and experimenting with oil paints to capture the wild.
At the age of 30 I quit my job as a teacher to pursue art. For three years I made nature and those who had studied her my teachers. I intentionally surrounded myself with the wild and learned the importance of silence, the necessity of struggle, and the beauty found in death and rebirth. These lessons inspired and shaped my work.
After three years I began to show my work. In the years since, I have continued to express nature’s lessons through my art with the help of galleries and outdoor shows, as well as a residency in Quetico Provincial Park.