Annette Kraft van Ermel

Annette Kraft van Ermel

Annette Kraft van Ermel is an award-winning Canadian artist from Waterloo, Ontario. 

Annette received her BFA from York University in Toronto and has painted and exhibited ever since. Often confused with being a traditional encaustic artist, Annette has uniquely developed her own technique of using wax with her oil painting.  

Charcoal drawings inspired by nature are enveloped with hot wax before painting begins. Layers of oil are applied and manipulated to intentionally obscure the familiar. Subjects, often bees and flora, emerge with complexity and edge. Annette’s pieces are known for their raw allure. Nature, re-imagined. 

Annette Kraft van Ermel is an award-winning Canadian artist from Waterloo, Ontario. 

Annette received her BFA from York University in Toronto and has painted and exhibited ever since. Often confused with being a traditional encaustic artist, Annette has uniquely developed her own technique of using wax with her oil painting.  

Charcoal drawings inspired by nature are enveloped with hot wax before painting begins. Layers of oil are applied and manipulated to intentionally obscure the familiar. Subjects, often bees and flora, emerge with complexity and edge. Annette’s pieces are known for their raw allure. Nature, re-imagined.