Artist Statement

Were we live and as we grow, we take in the energy of that area and it becomes a part of us. We cannot disown it, but we can view it from all of its perspectives, each impacting us with it’s owns energies: creating its own memories: take us in our own direction.

Connecting with the landscape, country or city, I infuse each area within me in order to interpret its essence in a way that others will embrace my intensity for the area. I paint to convey my emotions and feelings; my expressions of everything around me. Inspired by Turner, Van Gogh, Constable and the Group of Seven, I desire to push color and texture to interpret the strength and diversity of this land.

Regardless of the season, I am inspired by the fleeting beauty and internal power of nature. I chose to work in oils, acrylics and pastels.

Audrey is a member of the Pastel Society of Canada, Alberta Society of Artsists and the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Biography

Audrey Pfannmuller was raised in a rural community in central Alberta. A passion for color and design led her from fashion design to the U. of A. Extension Department where she earned a Certificate in Art. Under the instruction of Doug Barry, Harry Savage, Harry Wolfarth, Ihor Dymtryk and Alfred Schmidt , design and drawing took form. Future courses with Ruth Whitney-Gerwin, Brent Laycock, Neil Patterson , Joe Abbrescia , Mike Svob and David Langevin have added strength to her own artistic expression.

Audrey moved to Camrose in 1975 and opened the Candler Art Gallery. At the Gallery, where she is in contact with people, she is able to share her concepts on the enjoyments of visual arts. The Upper Gallery at the Candler was opened to host a greater variety of Alberta artists as well as her own work. Working in oils and pastels, Audrey shows her passion for life by choosing to paint people and their environment.

Audrey’s paintings can be found at the Rowles & Company Gallery in Edmonton; Gallery on Main, Lacombe; Bay 12 Gallery, Pigdeon Lake; Picture This Gallery, Sherwood Park; Webster Galleries, Calgary; Leighton Gallery, Calgary and Candler Art Gallery, Camrose. www.candlerartgallery.com , phone 1-888-672-8401 or 780-672-7873 (studio)



Education
2010Pat Dews workshop
2010Bob Burridge workshop
2006David Langevin workshop
2004Mike Svob workshop
2004Active Member AFCA,Calgary
2003Workshop, Joe Abbeescia
2002Workshop, Neil Patterson
2004-02Workshop Brent Laycock
1999Member Alberta Society of Artists
1998Associate Member Society of Western Canadian Artists
1997Signature member Pastel Society of Canada
1997Active Member in AFCA
1975Certificate in Art, U.ofA. Extension
1967Certificate in Fashion Design-Couturier Sig Plach Couturier, Edmomton
Published
2009Calgary Businessmen
2003Galleries West
2002St.Albert Gazette
2001Edmonton Journal
2001Pastel International
1999The Best of Canadian Pastel (Northern Light Books)
Exhibitions
2009-10Visions 2010, Kelowna
2009In the Garden A.S.A.
2012-08Webster Gallery, Calgary
2012-01Pacific Gallery,Sask
2007E AG traveling show
2007Glenrose Hospital
2006FCA Vancouver
2004In My Backyard, A.S.A. Edmon.
2012-80Candler Art Gallery, Camrose
2012-97Rowles & Company
2012-97Westin Hotel, Edmonton
2012-02Leighton Gallery, A.S.A.
2012-98Art Beat Gallery
2012-00Picture This Gallery
2003Banff School of Fine Art
2002G8 Exhibit , Galgary
2004-00Adele-Campbell Gallery, Whistler
2012-99Gallery on Main, Lacombe
2008-96Upper Gallery at the Candler
2009-99Pacif’ic Gallery, Saskatoon
2000Jenkins Showler Gallery, White Rock
2000McMullen Gallery, Edmonton
2000Seymor Gallery, North Vancouver
1999Pastel Society, Hull Que.
1999-98Special-T-Gallery Edmonton
1997Oppertshauser Gallery
1983-78A.C.A.C.A.
1968-66U of A. Extension
Awards
2002PSC Merit Award, White Rock
Pastel Society of Canada
1998 Barbeau Museum Award
Pastel Society of Canada
1992Certified Picture Framer PFA
1991Small Business Owner of the Year
Alberta Chamber of Commerce
1983Dorothy Gardner Scholarship
U.of A. Extension
1978Dorothy Gardner Scholarship
U.of A. Extension
Collections
The Westin Hotel, 2008-1997
Sawridge Hotel, McMurray
AB Pensions Administration Corp.
Westcore Hospitality
A.D. Williams Engineering
Royal Bank
Capital City Savings
Penncock Ace
Ace Manufacturing
Central Agencies
Dr T. Ranier
Calgary Golf & Country Club
Donna Remmington
Colt Engineering
National Oil Development
Bank of Nova Scotia
ATB Financial
Battle River Credit Union
Cross Cancer Clinic
U of A Hospital
Grant MacEwan Community College
North Star
Telus Ltd.
Pan Canadian Petroleum
Alberta Insurance Council
Bank of Montreal
Simmons Group
Public Works & Government Services
Keegan Psychological
Nellie McClung Society
Alberta Family & Social Services
Nesbitt Burns
Milner & Fenerty
Coopers & Lybrand
Alberta Art Foundation
U of A Extension
Private homes local & international