Nova Scotia en plein air: Where the artists’ studio is outdoors

On display from July 6 to August 22, 2019 in The Sunroom at Central Library, Nova Scotia en plein air: Where the artists’ studio is outdoors features work by Anne & Edward Wedler.

According to Plein Air Magazine, plein air art is currently the fastest growing art movement in the world. More and more, one can see artists set up outdoors, on location, capturing landscapes in oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastels, graphite and other media - in rain, sun, fog and snow. Plein Air artists work as fast and furious as the changing light.

Anne and Edward, enjoy their common passion for plein air art and love exploring the nooks and crannies of Nova Scotia. Together, they are delighted to present some of their recent plein air work from around the province.

About the Artists 

Anne Wedler

Anne is amazed and inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds us. Each place seems to have its own personality. She is interested in how light changes throughout the day, creating abstract shapes, reflections and patterns in nature.

Her main influences include Canada’s Group of Seven and Tom Thompson, French and American Impressionists and the works of plein air painters from around the world. As a graduate in Fine Arts at York University, Anne passion is painting landscapes in oils. She is a member of six plein air art groups - three in Florida and three in Nova Scotia - and paints year-round

Edward Wedler

Edward’s passion is to explore and showcase our rural/urban geography and landscapes through watercolour eyes. Motivated by his experience with three plein air art groups on Florida’s Sunshine Coast, Edward helped found the Plein Air Artists Annapolis Valley and the Plein Air Artists HRM. He initiated a yearly sketching collaboration between the Halifax Urban Sketchers and the Nova Scotia Association of Architects.

His mind dances between left-brain and right-brain; between art and science. It is not unusual to see him one day immersed in computer code and technology, and the next day preparing a speech, training someone on the other side of the planet, writing a humorous speech, cartooning about a political/social issue, or painting en plein air - outdoors, on-location - in watercolour.

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