Annette Kraft van Ermel
Annette Kraft van Ermel is an award-winning Canadian artist currently residing in Waterloo, Ontario.
Kraft van Ermel has developed her own unique technique that incorporates use of wax with oil paint. Creating charcoal drawings inspired by nature, these are then enveloped with hot wax before the painting begins. Layers of oil are applied and manipulated to intentionally obscure the familiar. Subjects, often bees and flora, emerge with complexity and edge. Her pieces are known for their raw allure, nature reimagined. Influenced by the pandemic and other recent life-changing events, Kraft van Ermel’s process continues to evolve and transform, taking a refreshing, new direction.
Kraft van Ermel received her Bachelor of Fine Art from York University in Toronto, ON and has been exhibiting her work widely in group and solo exhibitions across Ontario ever since. Her art has been featured in many television productions and is found in private collections throughout Canada and internationally in the United States, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, and Brazil.