Ann Kipling was born in Victoria, B.C. in 1934. Her unique use of line in drawing has gained her much recognition over the years. From her earliest recollections, she loved to observe the environment and of course, draw. Ann has always had a passion for animals and as a youngster often sought out horses to draw at the Oak Bay stables hear her home. Her mother and father were teachers and encouraged her to pursue her abilities to the fullest. Ann graduated from the Vancouver School of Art in 1960 and moved to Lynn Valley where she began her serious explorations of the landscape. She has worked as an artist ever since and now lives in Falkland, B.C. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections across Canada including the National Gallery of Canada, The Vancouver Art Gallery and the Artists For Kids Gallery.
Dog in the Sky, 1999
four-colour drypoint etching, ed. 50
image: 13” x 23.5”
paper: 26” x 35.5”
Ann Kipling immersed herself in an Okanagan Valley presenting us with a sensitive panorama of land and sky depicted through the passage of time. Her distinctive markmaking style allows the viewer’s imagination to recreate the images of her contemplation with their own.