Jay Anderson is an accomplished plein air painter and her work expresses her joy of the great outdoors.
Her first major show at the Cube Gallery in Wellington Village, in 2009, we saw Anderson present interesting and thoughtful work at the Champlain Lookout show where she interpreted the landscape through oil and mixed media. In 2010 Anderson created unusual and not often seen views of back alleys, using her flair for colour and mood in her exceptional pieces in the “Ottawa Alleyways” show. We saw the 3rd show at the Cube in the spring of 2012, called 'Otttawater' which was another vibrant and exciting show. The 2014 show of the Hintonburg neighbourhood and the 2015 show called Hidden Gems were exciting and well received shows. If you missed any of these shows some works are still available at her Home Gallery. Please email for an appointment.
Anderson has studied at the Ottawa School of Art, St. Lawrence College, Ontario, and Springmaid Beach, USA. She has also studied under international artists such as Carla O’Connor, Alex Powers and Skip Lawrence. All of these people have inspired and energized her, and helped her grow into the artist you see today. Anderson was an active member of The Ottawa Friday painters Group (formerly The Ottawa 8), and the past Vice President of the Foyer Gallery. She is currently a member of the Ottawa Art Association as well as the Eastern and Central Ontario Art Association.
Currently Anderson is focussing on abstracting the figure and the landscape through the use of cold wax medium.
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