Ana Gribbons, visual artist
Waterscapes Retrospective
The year began beautifully with a big solo exhibit of my waterscapes at Sunderland Hall, First Unitarian Congregation Toronto, from Feb. 2 – 21. The many paintings of ponds, rivers and lakes projected an even greater sense of serenity and peace to the environment. The event was a kind of retrospective, with a mix of recent and new paintings.
Living in a city, I feel drawn to waterscapes in order to find an inner balance. Water is crucial to life. When painting waterscapes I love to capture the play of light and the sense of depth—what lies beneath the surface of a pond or stream. I want to engage the viewer, beyond the surface of the painting, to stimulate his or her own mood or memory from the scene. Many people said I really captured the beauty of the water and they spoke of their experiences of being near water – canoeing, cottaging, hiking etc.
The opening reception was well attended with people graciously saying that they very much enjoyed the paintings and could relate to them in a deeper way.

The year began beautifully with a big solo exhibit of my waterscapes at Sunderland Hall, First Unitarian Congregation Toronto, from Feb. 2 – 21. The many paintings of ponds, rivers and lakes projected an even greater sense of serenity and peace to the environment. The event was a kind of retrospective, with a mix of recent and new paintings.

Living in a city, I feel drawn to waterscapes in order to find an inner balance. Water is crucial to life. When painting waterscapes I love to capture the play of light and the sense of depth—what lies beneath the surface of a pond or stream. I want to engage the viewer, beyond the surface of the painting, to stimulate his or her own mood or memory from the scene. Many people said I really captured the beauty of the water and they spoke of their experiences of being near water – canoeing, cottaging, hiking etc.

The opening reception was well attended with people graciously saying that they very much enjoyed the paintings and could relate to them in a deeper way.