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.

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 and Company Gallery in Edmonton; Gallery on Main, Lacombe; Pacif’ic Gallery,Saskatoon; Art Beat Gallery, St.Albert; Picture This Gallery, Sherwood Park; Johnson’s Gallery, Edmonton; Webster Galleries, Calgary; and Candler Art Gallery, Camrose. www.candlerartgallery.com , phone 1-888-672-8401 or 780-672-7873 (studio)