Monday, February 9, 2015

So much has changed......

So Much has changed since I last posted here!

Who would have known that shortly after my last post, our little town would have been hit with a damaging amount of water.  The flood of 2013 will always be remembered as a big life-changing event in the history of this town, and to those who experienced it.

Our gallery and home were hit hard by that wall of water, and even today not everything has been repaired.  Slowly, slowly, the town is rebuilding.  "They" say that it will take 5 years before things are running as before.  We are only a year and a half into that 5 years.  I have had to learn a lot more about patience, and thinking sideways.  I've also learned to be more present to the moments in front of me.

I'm excited today about the big event coming up this weekend.  My friend and I will be painting on-stage at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod for an ALS Fundraiser.  "Songs for Ken", a project of love for John Wort Hannam, is a fund raiser to help raise money for the society that may some day find a way to put an end to this disease.  Here's a link to the event.

This week I will attempt to give myself 2 hours to try and successfully complete a painting, 48" x 48" in acrylic.  I need to practice as I don't usually work in this medium, and certainly not this size!

Wish me luck!

If you would like to hear the song John wrote for his friend Ken, "Hello My Beautiful Friend", you can find it here:

This week let your beautiful friends know how much they mean to you.....

Monday, May 13, 2013

Spring is here, blossoms are blooming and we are in the midst of a new Gallery adventure!

Greetings everyone!

It's been quite the April,....actually it's been quite the year!  I would never have thought at the beginning of last month that we would be moving next door to Art and Soul Studio/Gallery and opening Art and Soul Gallery!

We have decided to use the space we share with friends.  It has been sitting without full term tenants since last August so we thought we would take the opportunity to move our collective gallery there.

And so it is with mixed feelings that we say goodbye to our space at Gallery 109 on 4th Avenue!  It was a great year, a great space and we will certainly miss our neighbours there!

On June 1st, however, I know I will be equally excited to share the new Art and Soul Gallery with our friends and customers.

All the details are on the new website that I am attaching!

We are still talking to some more artists about joining us, and we have begun the work of painting interior spaces and getting the grounds all perky for spring and summer!  We look forward to using the outdoor spaces here as well, so keep your eyes open for some "outdoor" shows as well!

Can't wait to see you there!

Do come for our opening, if you can, and bring a friend!

Happy spring.....


Here's the link:
Art and Soul Gallery

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I am offering a workshop!

On April 5, 6 I will be offering a workshop using a flat brush, watercolour techniques and calligraphic and gestural prompts.

To learn more, just follow this link on my new website!

Annie Froese Workshop - A Brush With Flowers

My New web is at:

Here is the direct link:

Annie Froese website

Spring is coming and I would love to see you in class!

Happy creating!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

And winter seems to be back again.  It's been a long time since I have made an entry and thought it was high time to let you know what is new around here!

This year started off with me joining some friends and making a trek down to San Jose Del Cabo, (Baja Penninsula) for a month-long art trip.  I really enjoyed attending the Thursday Art walks, meeting lots of artists,  locals and Canadians!  There was lots of time to do some painting, exploring, beach walking, ....and more painting.

And now I am back, and this past week I was a guest playdate teacher for our local calligraphy guild, High River United Calligraphers,  and a guest teacher for our local school's Activity Day.  Last night I attended a wonderful Student Art Show here in town, and today I sat at Gallery 109.  It's hard to believe that that began almost a year ago.  It's been a busy month so far!

If you haven't been down to Gallery 109 yet, do come by when the weather gets nicer and visit us!  We are open Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 5:00 pm, and Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.  Soon we will be going back to our summer hours (open on Mondays and Tuesdays again)

The address of the gallery is:
109 - 4th Avenue SW
High River, Alberta

We would LOVE to see you there!

In the meantime I am about to announce some new courses (workshops) and my Open Studio Days.  For more information you can check in at my new website below.

I'll get back here soon and post some new paintings and announce some upcoming events!

Here's to living a creative life!



Gallery 109 - Winter View (But it's cozy and colourful inside!)

New Watercolour Painting
22" x 30"
$ 1,100.00

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Gallery 109 is open!

It's hard to believe that a month ago this idea hadn't even blossomed, and 31 days later, the idea went from conception to a reality!

Here are some of the photos of the work in the gallery and the new look!

GALLERY 109 is a division of Art and Soul Studio/Gallery.  Annie invited artists that she has worked with in the past 12 years to join her as independents in this new location.
You can find us at:
109 - 4th Avenue SW, High River, Alberta
The link is enclosed below!

We will be open 7 days a week for the summer.
Monday - Saturday, 11 to 5, and Sunday, 1 - 4!

Come and see what we are so excited about!

Work by Krysytna Laycraft:

Work by Larissa McLean and Pike Studios and Brian Clute:  (left to right)

Work by Kim Andresen, Larissa McLean (left to right)

Work byAnnie Froese and Tyrrell Clarke (from left to right)

Work by Annie Froese

Work by Kim Andresen

Work by Bob and Connie Pike:  (Pike Studios)

Work by Brian Clute


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sketching Challenge - Every Day in May

101 - Draw a bar of soap
102 - Draw a power plug
103 - Draw some exercise equipment - what you use to stay fit.
104 - Draw some salt and pepper shakers
105 - Draw some scissors
106 - Draw something tart or sour
107 - Draw how you get your news - at a newsstand, vending box or on your porch
108 - Draw a light bulb
109 - Draw a clock you have around your house
110 - Draw something with a flame or flames
111 - Draw a bowl
112 - Draw something fresh
113 - Draw or paint a fence
114 - Draw something ugly you love and keep for sentimental reasons. Journal about it, too.
115 - Draw a shopping cart or basket
116 - Draw something green
117 - Draw something round
118 - Draw some hair
119 - Draw some rocks
120 - Draw a flashlight
121 - Draw a coin or some coins and journal about memories about coins from your childhood.
122 - Draw something where shade is a prominent part of the subject
123 - Draw a bell
124 - Draw something yellow
125 - Draw a bird
126 - Draw a sponge
127 - Draw a skyscape
128 - Draw a view through a doorway from one interior room to another.
129 - Draw people doing something.
130 - Draw some school supplies.
131 - Draw a spray bottle

Join us in drawing every day in May.
Start on 1st May with number 101 and draw one item on the list every day in May until you finish on 31st May with number 131.
Don’t stress if you miss a day - just go on to the next one and catch up if you can. It is ok to combine a few, or to jump around if it suits...but the ideal is to do the right one on the day like everyone else....but most importantly have fun!
To join our online Flickr group, upload your own sketches and see everyone else’s sketches, go to this address on
and - Join this Group

Wednesday, April 20, 2011