Irena Annandale-James

Irena Annandale-James

  • Artist’s Statement

    Presently my art medium of choice is acrylics, although I have used graphite,  coloured pencils, pastels and charcoal. I particularly enjoy painting portraits, seascapes, flora and fauna, using some artistic licence in my paintings where I attempt to bring out the warmth, emotion and a little bit of that “attitude”, in my subject matter. 

    Photography has also been a love of mine and I am always on the lookout for that special photo opportunity, that I can capture with my IQZoom160, and share.

  • Biography

    Irena Annandale-James, a Polish-Australian, resided
    22 years in Colorado, USA, where she became an American citizen and  gained an Associates Degree (High Honours) in Graphic Design and Pre-Press. She rekindled her love of art on her return to Australia and attended numerous courses with well known artists.Vibrant colours have always warmed her soul and she endeavours to bring that warmth into her paintings.
    Many of her artworks have received highly commended awards. She has worked with graphite, charcoal, coloured pencils and pastels. Acrylics are now  her medium of choice. She has branched out to include seascapes and the beauty of birds and flora, which she endeavours to capture in her paintings, applying some "artistic licence”. Irena also has a keen love of photography and says she is always on the lookout for that certain scene.

    She is an exhibiting member of Art West Community Gallery (AWCG). Irena's sold artworks hold pride of place in homes throughout Australia and the USA.

  • Influences

    I have  been influenced mainly  by artists such as: 

    Paul Gauguin, for his portraits, Georgia O'Keeffe, for her vibrant colours and wonderful painterly style, and Wendy Sharpe, for her painting style and her colours.

    Colour, especially the vibrant colours. really appeal. Nature has given us such a magnificent colour palette, which I attempt to capture in my paintings, using some artistic licence.

    In photography, I admire  the style of  Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, and Anne Geddes.

     

  • Awards

    Brookfield Art Show -3rd place -Acrylics

    Ekka - Highly Commended - Photography 

  • Exhibitions

    Exhibiting Member of Artwest Community Art Gallery,         Royal Queensland Art Society (RQAS) Brisbane,             Brookfield Art Show,                                                                                           Ekka,                                                                                                                           Ipswich Art Show,                                                                                                   Lions Club Art Extravaganza
     

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Irena Annandale-James

Uluru Cockatoo
53 x 79 x 6 cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $298.00