Santini Gallery | Beachcomber

Ann Gruchy paints landscapes derived from memory that portray a deep sense of serenity and light. Her minimalist style aims to portray the feeling rather than the detail, stripping each scene down to the basic features and honing in on the simple beauty of each shape, pattern and hue. “I only paint to bring forth a positive feeling for the viewer. To achieve this, I use harmonious colours, simplicity, and balance in composition. Only the fundamental features are present. This allows the observer to remember their own inspired memories.”

Her landscapes are often of Scotland, Vancouver Island, and Newfoundland, and attempt to show the vastness, light, depth and natural beauty that she has found. Ann lives, paints, and teaches in North Gower, Ontario.

Collection: Gruchy, Ann