World traveller, explorer and Canadian landscape artist, Anne Meggitt, showcases her newest large oil canvases inspired by the magnificent coastal rainforest of Vancouver Island, opening August 26, 2017 at the Martin Batchelor Gallery in Victoria. Her solo exhibition 'Nature is Imagination’ reveals her work of the last four years since becoming a Victoria resident.
Anne studied fine art at the University of Reading in England in the late 1940s, then spent two decades in Africa and Malaysia, where life started for her five children, followed by a new beginning in Canada in the 1970s. Canadian landscapes inspired, and continue to inspire, Anne’s art, but so did explorations in exotic and isolated regions of Swaziland, Uganda, Kenya and Borneo, followed by other adventures in Australia’s outback and Tasmania, China’s Yangtze gorges, Spain’s Granada, Britain’s Orkney Islands and Cornwall, to name a few. Anne was an established Saskatchewan artist for many years and has exhibited in commercial and public galleries. Her work has appeared in five provinces, England and Ireland during her extensive career.
For Anne, painting has been a life-long adventure in partnership with nature. Her current paintings reflect her inspired and delighted reaction to the extraordinary natural environment of Vancouver Island that she now calls home.