Ann Zielinski, Trees Along the Quay (2005), acrylic on canvas [Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Mar 16-30]
Ann Zielinski is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (based in Vancouver), the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society (based in Los Angeles). In this exhibit, she demonstrates her talents with acrylics on canvas. Many of the images were influenced by her location on Hornby Island where her studio is surrounded by the forest, her garden and sandstone beaches.
In a low-key colour palette, Zielinski gives us glimpses of her beautiful world: the furrows of sand left by the tide, layers of sandstone rock formations, sea urchins, tide pools and fragments of seashells. The paintings are modernist in style and scope.
Zielinski, who is self-taught, has been painting for 26 years. She has been honoured with many awards, including the Bronze Medal of Honor at the AWS Annual in New York and two awards at the Knickerbocker National Show in Washington, DC. Zielinski has been the juror for local, provincial and international exhibitions and conducts workshops throughout the province. She has also been published in a variety of magazines and books.