Ana Gribbons, visual artist

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Nature contains the elements, in color and form, of all pictures, as the keyboard contains the notes of all music. But the artist is born to pick, to choose, and group …  these elements, that the result may be beautiful.
- Whistler

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso

Biography

Ana Gribbons is a Polish-Canadian immigrant, born in Argentina. She grew up in Hamilton, Ontario and now lives in the Toronto area.

Since childhood she was always interested in art and went on to study English and Art History at the University of Guelph, painting, drawing, and printmaking at Concordia University, as well as taking illustration classes at OCAD and painting classes at the Toronto School of Art.

She has worked in retail, libraries, offices, as an illustrator, and for the last 10 years as a designer of correspondence courses for the Ministry of Education. After her department was privatized, she decided to follow a life-long passion to paint and is now painting full-time.