1821 Murray Manor
Anna Cain was born in 1945 in the small town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. She studies art at Mount Allison Museum School of Fine Art, and at the Nova Scotia College of Art in Halifax. At that time the French Fortress of Louisbourg, in Cape Breton, was being reconstructed and Anne was hired to illustrate the artefacts for the archives. One of her favourite Nova Scotia Artists, Gerry Roach, was head of the art department there, and she and her husband and Gerry became close friends. Gerry had a summer place in Cape North and the three spent many weekends together there. She visits this enchanting place in her memory and much of the inspiration for her paintings comes from their wanderings through the fields at the foot of the rolling hills of Cape North. However, she soon realized that she did not want to make her living as an artist at that point in her life. Instead she went back to school to study Early Childhood Education. She later had two children, started and operated her own Day Care Centres, and for many years did not paint at all. However, in her late thirties, a trip to New York with days spent in New York’s incredible art galleries rekindled her love for the art of painting. She has been painting consistently ever since that trip in 1983 with work in private collections in Canada, United States, Germany and Australia. “I love beauty”, she says; particularly peaceful scenes that evoke a sense of serenity and solitude. I love light. I enjoy looking at things that make me glad to be alive. I particularly like daybreak, twilight, and other moments that are fleeting. Sunsets always fill me with gratitude. The evening sky is my temple. She continues to paint for the sheer joy of it and hopes her work will bring as much joy to others.
Anna Cain was born in 1945 in the small town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. She studies art at Mount Allison Museum School of Fine Art, and at the Nova Scotia College of Art in Halifax. At that time the French Fortress of Louisbourg, in Cape Breton, was being reconstructed and Anne was hired to illustrate the artefacts for the archives. One of her favourite Nova Scotia Artists, Gerry Roach, was head of the art department there, and she and her husband and Gerry became close friends. Gerry had a summer place in Cape North and the three spent many weekends together there. She visits this enchanting place in her memory and much of the inspiration for her paintings comes from their wanderings through the fields at the foot of the rolling hills of Cape North. However, she soon realized that she did not want to make her living as an artist at that point in her life. Instead she went back to school to study Early Childhood Education. She later had two children, started and operated her own Day Care Centres, and for many years did not paint at all. However, in her late thirties, a trip to New York with days spent in New York’s incredible art galleries rekindled her love for the art of painting. She has been painting consistently ever since that trip in 1983 with work in private collections in Canada, United States, Germany and Australia. “I love beauty”, she says; particularly peaceful scenes that evoke a sense of serenity and solitude. I love light. I enjoy looking at things that make me glad to be alive. I particularly like daybreak, twilight, and other moments that are fleeting. Sunsets always fill me with gratitude. The evening sky is my temple. She continues to paint for the sheer joy of it and hopes her work will bring as much joy to others.
1821 Murray Manor
1821 Murray Manor
Anna Cain was born in 1945 in the small town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. She studies art at Mount Allison Museum School of Fine Art, and at the Nova Scotia College of Art in Halifax. At that time the French Fortress of Louisbourg, in Cape Breton, was being reconstructed and Anne was hired to illustrate the artefacts for the archives. One of her favourite Nova Scotia Artists, Gerry Roach, was head of the art department there, and she and her husband and Gerry became close friends. Gerry had a summer place in Cape North and the three spent many weekends together there. She visits this enchanting place in her memory and much of the inspiration for her paintings comes from their wanderings through the fields at the foot of the rolling hills of Cape North. However, she soon realized that she did not want to make her living as an artist at that point in her life. Instead she went back to school to study Early Childhood Education. She later had two children, started and operated her own Day Care Centres, and for many years did not paint at all. However, in her late thirties, a trip to New York with days spent in New York’s incredible art galleries rekindled her love for the art of painting. She has been painting consistently ever since that trip in 1983 with work in private collections in Canada, United States, Germany and Australia. “I love beauty”, she says; particularly peaceful scenes that evoke a sense of serenity and solitude. I love light. I enjoy looking at things that make me glad to be alive. I particularly like daybreak, twilight, and other moments that are fleeting. Sunsets always fill me with gratitude. The evening sky is my temple. She continues to paint for the sheer joy of it and hopes her work will bring as much joy to others.