Anna Bateman, nee Aigner, was born in Austria but has been a Canadian citizen for over 30 years. Her passion for art has long been expressed in a variety of mediums including fashion and costume design. Her initial commitment to painting began recently and she soon discovered great skill in floral interpretations using both oil and acrylic paints on canvas. As a student at the Art Gallery of Ontario School of Art, Anna has grown rapidly as an artist with a keen eye to abstract representations of floral and landscape subjects. In this media, she provides explosions of color and texture – both soft and vibrant – in a variety of themes. Her recent exploration into toddler art resulted in the unique growth charts featuring caricatures of various animals. Her artistic achievements in Toronto have resulted in a large number of sales to an appreciating audience and as a result, her work now hangs in private collections across Canada.

Professional Background:

2009 - Present: Project Art Studio

2005–2009: AGO School of Art Selected Exhibitions:

2011: The Artist Project, Toronto

2010: The Color Field, Toronto

2010: The St. Clair Art Walk

2009: Impression Art Gallery, Toronto

2008: Maple Ridge Art Project, Vancouver

2007: Thorncrest Art Show, Toronto; Studio Gallery Exhibition, Vancouver

2006: New Toronto Arts Festival, Toronto Artistic Expressions

Costume Designer: Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Toronto production)

Designer: Hand knit sweaters with the ‘Anna” label.

Contacts: www.artistsincanada.com/bateman; a.bateman@hotmail.com; telephone: 416-418-4180