Anne Hoover

On exhibition at the Art Gallery of Peterborough:

Exhibition runs from August 20 to November 8, 2020

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About the artist:

Anne Hoover is a graduate from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCADU) and she studied at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver. Over the past eleven years, she has been teaching life drawing while running her own Graphic Design Studio. Anne’s recent exhibitions include the Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto; OCADU Artworks 2019, Toronto; with upcoming shows at Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden and the Art Gallery of Bancroft.

“My focus has always been the human form, through both drawing and painting (portraiture, hands, figure). My current practice explores the balance between accuracy and recognition; depicting the human form using free mark-making to distort that edge between abstraction and realism. Portraiture (and self-portraiture) is a passion – I believe it possible to capture both spirit and mood; a sense of person and human connection.” — Anne Hoover


Portrait of a woman

Emerging, 2020
Oil on canvas
36in x 48in

charcoal drawing portrait of a young woman

Lauren, 2020
Charcoal on paper
16 in. x 20 in.

The artist, Anne Hoover, in her studio

Anne Hoover in her studio

Drawing and acrylic painting




Selections: 35th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Peer Christensen, Park & Lansdowne St., Peterborough, oil on canvas, 2019