Ann Kipling (born 1934 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a distinguished Canadian Artist, who was recognized early in her career for her unique approach to making art.
Ann Kipling studied at the Vancouver School of Art from 1955-1960 (now Emily Carr University of Art and Design). She studied with Jan Zack, Herbert Siebner, and Rudy Kovak before gaining her footing as an artist in the 1960s-70s, most notably with her first solo show at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1971.
Her distinctive style of overlapping, temporally suggestive linework is formed through her working process, which involves drawing her subject over time, recording subtle shifts in movement in the sitter or landscape during that period. Her work is characterized by a flat sense of space, where lines are used to frame a vibrating and gestural idea of her subject, rather than a direct representation of form.
Using colour minimally, her primary media is etching, drawing, watercolours, pen, pencil, pastels and pencil crayons. She lives and works in Falkland, BC, a location which serves as a focus for her recent landscapes.
Ann Kipling: The Art of Drawing
My drawings are very disciplined. There is no room for the wrong mark or being half asleep, for anything to be casual at all. Every mark must be very intense and very purposeful…. The mark cannot be made in the wrong place…. It cannot be made darker than it is; it cannot be lighter. It has to be right.
– Ann Kipling, January 1994
A Note from the Gallery – Ann’s work is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery and many art galleries and public collections across Canada. Ann Kipling is a must for private collectors. This exhibit focus’s on Kiping’s animal drawings from 1988-1995. Please as to see works from other periods, if interested.