Dramatic Landscapes with Ann Willsie

Dramatic Landscapes with Ann Willsie

Regular price $225.00 Sale



This workshop is designed for beginners and intermediate students. The course will focus on composition, structure and design of your landscape. Before a painting has even begun, decisions have to be made about the overall design. Some of these decisions include:

  1. Focal Points/Planes
  2. Shapes and Lines
  3. Design Principles
  4. Space/Orientation/Flow
  5. Use of values/value studies
  6. Colour harmony – limited palette

Each morning will start with a brief discussion of the above subject matters, followed by exercises designed to help you think about the composition before starting.

Ann will then be doing a short demo , after which each participant will be working on their own paintings, with one-on -one assistance from Ann .You will be asked to bring your own reference photos and we will spend some time going over them prior to painting.

Date:  July 16 & 17th 2022

Time:  10:00am - 4:00pm

Cost:   $225

Workshop Location:

Ellis Art Studios
1021 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z3

Please contact Ann Willsie directly for registration :

Email: annwillsie@hotmail.com

Mobile: 604-790-6710


About The Artist

Ann is known for her large-scale panoramic landscapes, florals and rural scenes of Canada. Bold, visible brushstrokes and thick, luscious oil paint are characteristic of her paintings, which have been described as contemporary impressionism. Gnarly old trees with their own linear personalities, grasses shifting in the wind, hidden marshes, - these are some of the subject matters which have inspired Ann’s landscapes.

Her florals portray the exquisite rhythm and flow which are at the root of nature surrounding us. They are larger-than-life, close up and personal , inviting the viewer to immerse themselves in the painting. They are an open invitation into the heart and soul of the natural world, a reminder of the peace and tranquility that exists if we but look for it. 

For the past few years Ann has found new passion in painting outdoors, en plein air. This method of painting stems back to the mid 19th century. She has been involved in major Plein air events in B.C., Alberta, Nova Scotia and Ontario. She has won major awards for her plein air work, including first place at the Elora Plein Air Festival, 2018 in Ontario, and third place in the 2017 Bragg Creek, Alberta Plein Air Festival. She continues to promote Plein Air painting events and workshops throughout Canada. 

Her work is shown in galleries across Canada and held in collections around the world. She is an Associate member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America.