Artist profile: Anne Camozzi
Anne Camozzi paints in her studio overlooking Antigonish Harbour on the northern shore of Nova Scotia. An early passion for the arts led to an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University (Toronto, Canada) in 1976. After graduating, she worked briefly as a CBC TV & Radio news reporter, then moved to Nova Scotia where she earned a Masters in Adult Education at StFX. While raising two children, she worked as an environmental consultant and university senior administrator.
In 2003, illness forced Anne to slow her fast paced lifestyle and on the advice of her physiotherapist, she began drawing as a distraction from pain. She soon regained the love of art she had as a young woman, drawing her inspiration from Nature and the connections between the natural world and the human spirit. Her work has been used in hospitals, the new Antigonish library, websites, magazine covers and calendars and is in public collections in Nova Scotia. Private collectors enjoy her whimsical, vibrant images.