Anna Horsnell Wade

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 Artist’s Statement

“I am an artist and my response to life comes through my abstract paintings. I paint what I feel, not what I see.

My art is dependent on trusting a process. The work may begin with an idea or theme, but I also love spontaneity, to surrender to the energy passing from my mind and hand to canvas. I immerse myself in the interaction with colour, playing with textures and shapes, and reaching for the emotional heart of the experience. The work evolves naturally as I watch … and even listen to where the painting wants to go. Satisfaction lies in those moments of realization and sharing what I have discovered.”


Anna Horsnell Wade, SCA paints bold abstracts and non-representational paintings. She exhibits regularly in group and solo shows, as well as various commercial galleries, and her paintings hang in private and public collections including the Nova Scotia Art Bank. In 2009, Anna was awarded a Progress Women of Excellence Award for Arts and Culture in recognition of her accomplishments in her profession and community. She is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and a former board member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia. Her paintings have been selected twice for publication in International Artist Magazine and her artwork is featured in several books – Nova Scotia’s Contemporary Artists: Volume II, and International Women Celebrate!  


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