Anais Gerber Anais Gerber was born in Paris, France, in 1983. Anais studied art in the UK and Canada. Her studies have included stone lithography, goldsmith, silversmith, metalwork, art and design, as well as literature.
Gerber draws directly on the stone, and pulls all her editions by hand. Unless marked otherwise.
I feel connected to what could be called a prime life force. I call this force the energy which moves all things in the universe: it is what makes the caterpillar turn into a butterfly, the flower break through concrete and reach for the sun. To me, this force towards life (Nietzsche’s “will to power”) is what is constant in the universe. Life takes on an infinity of forms, which all get born, grow, decay and die. But life itself remains. My sensitivity allows me to feel signals from this life force, and to feel them very strongly. Like a seismograph, my body registers vibrations Solitude, contemplation, and interaction with the natural world are my paths to this life force. Art is a physical necessity for me, an imperative to keep a balance within myself. Life comes in (raw) and it comes out (bearing my mark), obeying itself. (Read More)
Carol’s interest in sailing and the ocean remain strong and her bond with the sea is vital to her work. She finds inspiration in the marine environment around the islands of her home waters and in the constantly shifting mood and colors of the sea and sky. Carol’s paintings communicate her vision of the fragile nature and beauty of our surrounding environment. Wherever she travels, the ocean is her muse and her love for the sea is apparent in her paintings. Whether sailing her classic boat “Korari” around the islands of the inside waters or walking the west coast beaches, Carol is absorbing the mood and spirit of the sea and gathering ideas for future paintings.
Carol is a self taught realist painter. During the last twenty-five years, she has worked with various media and now chooses to paint mainly in acrylic. Her paintings capture a clarity of light and colour that is achieved by building up multiple layers of thin acrylic washes. Her images are finely detailed and reflect an intuitive knowledge of the sea.
Since 1992 Carol has held numerous solo exhibitions of her original paintings in Ganges on Salt Spring Island. She has also participated in group exhibitions in Ganges, Victoria and Sidney, BC. Her paintings, silkscreen prints, limited edition prints and giclees can be found in private collections around the world.