Annik McKenzie born in France, lived in Canada, New York City and now in the UK. Her passion for colour was inspired by a visit to Musee Jeu de Paume in Paris when she was very young. It is where she discovered the works of Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Derain and many other colour masters. She started to paint later in life when she met the right teacher in 1994 and has never looked back.
Annick's sense of colour is intuitive and describes her work as being an emotional ‘coup de coeur’ to places and an expression of feeling. It is all about the energy and the wonder of life and through her work she aims to communicate its essence. Working from sketches drawn en ‘plein air’ and taking photographs to help her recreate the magic feeling of the moment when back in her studio. Through her work she hopes to convey to the viewer vibrant and inspiring paintings in acrylics on canvas, wood panels and open edition giclee prints on paper and canvas.
"Painting gives me a way to inspire and touch people's lives, that is why I paint"!
Annick is a member of the Buckinghamshire Art Society.
Current Exhibitions: Specklewood Gallery Oberonart Gallery Mackenzie Gallery The Dashwood Invest In Art
2010: Reading Contemporary Art Fair Untitled Artists Windsor Contemporary Art Fair Edinburgh Art Fair
2009: Hackwood Art Festival Landmark Arts Centre Midsummer Fair (Teddington) The Perch Public House – Solo exhibition (Binsey, Oxford) Windsor Contemporary Art Fair
2008: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair Buckinghamshire Art Society Spring Exhibition (Beaconsfield, Bucks) Battersea Contemporary Art Fair
2007: Buckinghamshire Art Society Spring Exhibition The Hackwood Art Festival Autumn Art Fair 2007 (Landmark Arts Centre Teddington) Windsor Contemporary Art Fair
2006: Untitles Gallery (originals) London October Art Fair Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London
2005: Natural Instincts Exhibition: Agora Gallery (New York) Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville – Group exhibition
2004: Treasures of the Heart – Solo exhibition (Norden Farm Centre for the Arts) Buckinghamshire Art Society Spring exhibition Buckinghamshire Art Society Autumn Exhibition
2003: Solo exhibition A Passion for Colour (Norden Farm Centre for the Arts) United Society of Artists exhibition, Westminster Gallery, London Obsidian Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition Buckinghamshire Art Society Autumn Exhibition
2002: United Society of Artists exhibition at the Westminster Gallery, London Fitzwilliam Centre, Beaconsfield – Group exhibition Finlandia Gallery in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
2001: Solo exhibition at The Henley Management College Buckinghamshire Art Society Autumn Exhibition in Beaconsfield
2000: Solo exhibition at The Gallery, Henley Management College Buckinghamshire Art Society Autumn Exhibition in Beaconsfield
1999: The Questor Theatre, London – Group exhibition Henley Conference Centre – Group exhibition Art Exhibition 99 Grenville Court, Burnham – Group exhibition
1998: Art Exhibition 98 Grenville Court, Burnham – Group exhibition