Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Anne Hudec, Victoria BC, Watercolourist

Anne Hudec was born in Kingston, Ontario, the youngest of four children, and only daughter. Being of a military family, she spent her childhood living and travelling across Canada. Although she excelled at art in school, she shelved her creativity to pursue a career in the financial sector.

Upon returning to Victoria in 1988, she met her husband and best friend Alvin, who encouraged her to cultivate her love of art. Travel outside of Canada inspired her to take up photography to capture the fleeting sights she was experiencing during these journeys. Although the photography was satisfying, she felt that some of the images beckoned for a different interpretation. She turned to watercolours to realize this desire.

Anne’s subject matter came naturally to her, as she was repeatedly drawn to the statuary she encountered during her travels, whether they were located in parks, castle gardens, on buildings, bridges or in cemeteries. Her painting style was influenced by her exposure to British watercolourists of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and the sensitivity, colouration and symbolism portrayed in the works of the Pre-Raphaelites.

Anne enjoys painting in her home studio in Victoria, BC, Canada. In March 2008 she was elected to Signature Status (AFCA) with the Federation of Canadian Artists. She regularly exhibits her paintings through various juried art shows in the region. Her works can be found in collections in Austria, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Germany, Grand Cayman, Italy, Japan and the USA.

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