Photo credit: North Shore News

Photo credit: North Shore News

Anne Kipling, 1934 - 

When I am drawing from the figure or the landscape, I am fascinated by the change, movement, energy and transformation of form in a seemingly static situation.
— Ann Kipling, 2003, For the Record, Drawing Contemporary Life

Ann Kipling was born in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1934. She studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design) from 1955 to 1960. She graduated with honours.

Early on in her career, she studied with Jan Zach and Herbert Seibner in Victoria, BC. She also attended the Institute Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

In the 1960s she moved to the Lynn Valley at Oyama (near Kelowna) where she lived and worked for a number of years. During this period she began developing her individual style which involved plein air landscapes and portraiture. Kipling creates all her artworks from direct observation.

She had her first solo show at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1971 and has shown regularly in group and solo shows in Canada from the 1970s to the present day.

In 2009 she made 141 drawings, mostly of the mountains around Falkland, BC. She exhibited them in 2011 at the Burnaby Art Gallery, the same year, she received the Audain award. 

Kipling works in graphite, coloured pencils, pens on paper. She has also produced several pieces using both intaglio and relief techniques. 

Selected Collections
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s, NFL
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, ON
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, AB
Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC
Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
The Feckless Collection, Vancouver, BC
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
British Museum, London, UK