Born in 1956 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Terry Ananny resides in Ottawa, Ontario. Terry Ananny’s bright and colorful acrylic canvases of children at play and seasonal village scenes capture the spirit of Canadian life. Her early years spent in summers on Lake Muskoka and travelling to Quebec enriched the artist with a lasting impression of the beautiful Canadian landscape and diverse Canadian culture. She was introduced to art at a young age by her Great Uncle Charles C. Wakefield, a professional artist in Toronto, who was a contemporary of the Group of Seven. Later she studied art under Barry Oretsky at Newtonbrook SS in North York. Arriving in Ottawa to attend Carleton University, she enrolled in the Ottawa Board of Education Continuing Studies to pursue her art training and continued her artistic development through self-study at the Ottawa Public Library's art resource department. Her works are held in many Canadian and international corporate collections. Canadian Prime Ministers, Governor Generals and the Government of Canada have collected her work over the past two decades. Her work has been reproduced on UNICEF Christmas cards and commissioned by the Canadian Government in 2000 for a coin in the series Provincial Fables and Legends. The art of Terry Ananny was shown at the New York Art Expo in 2003. A series of four sports murals were completed for the Western Quebec School Board in 2007 at Darcy McGee SS and Simms Junior High, located in Gatineau, Quebec. Signed prints by Terry Ananny of Curling on the Ottawa River were presented to the 100 participants of the 2012 Canadian Senior Curling Championships at the Opening Ceremonies held at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. Canvas reproductions of her paintings Home From School and By The Shore were selected in 2017 for the BC Children's Hospital new Acute Care Centre. Her largest painting Village en Hiver , 48 x 96 in. acrylic was purchased by Canada Mortgage and Housing in 1996 and hangs in their main building on Aviation Pkwy in Ottawa. Quebec Town in Summer was purchased by the Ottawa Hospital, Riverside Campus in 1998. Her work has been selected many times for UNICEF holiday cards and is also seen on Hallmark, Save the Children, Children's Wish Foundation and Island Art cards. Many fine art galleries in Canada and the United States represent and exhibit her work.
2017 Westmount Gallery, Toronton, ON "Fall Exhibition of New Works" 2017 Gallery on the Lake, Buckhorn, ON, "Celebrating Canadian Artists - Canada 150 Exhibition" 2017 Woodlands Gallery, Winnipeg, MB 2017 Studio 737 Art Gallery, Tweed, ON 2016 Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK, "Summer Group Show" 2016 Robert Paul Galleries, Stowe, Vermont, USA, "Celebrating Women Artists" 2016 Gallery on the Lake, Buckhorn, ON, "New Works" 2015 Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON, "4th Annual Small Works Show" 2015 Tutt Street Gallery, Kelowna, BC, "Christmas Show & Sale of Small Works" 2013 Ryan Fine Art Gallery, Port Carling, ON 2012 Artspace Gallery, Oakville, ON 2012 River Coyote Gallery, Port Credit, ON 2011 Tay Gallery, "Matters of the Heart", Kanata, ON, 2010 Robert Paul Galleries, Stowe, Vermont, US 2010 Friends of the National Gallery of Canada “Artist Studio Visit”, Ottawa, ON 2010 Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary, AB 2009 Studio 737 Art Gallery, “Exhibition of New Works, Tweed, ON” 2009 Crescent Hill Gallery, “Featured Work”, Mississauga, ON 2008 West End Gallery, “2009 Calendar Exhibition”, Victoria, BC 2008 Tutt Art Galleries, “Featured Artist”, Kelowna, BC 2008 Win Henstock Gallery, “Selected Work”, Oakville, ON 2008 Canada House Gallery, “New Work”, Banff, AB 2008 West End Gallery, “Recent Work”, Edmonton, AB 2008 West End Gallery, Victoria, BC 2007 Canada House Gallery, “Featured Work”, Banff, AB 2007 West End Gallery, “32nd Anniversary Show”, Edmonton, AB 2007 West End Gallery, “For the Love of Art”, Edmonton, AB 2007 West End Gallery, “The Magic of Naïve Art”, Victoria, BC 2007 Tutt Art Galleries, Kelowna, BC 2006 West End Gallery, “Seasonal Works”, Victoria, BC 2006 Pacific Gallery, Saskatoon, SK 2006 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB 2005 Canada House Gallery, “Summer Celebration”, Banff, AB 2005 Canada House Gallery, “Images of Winter”, Banff, AB 2005 Scott Gallery, “Winter Selection”, Edmonton, AB 2005 Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON 2005 Shayne Gallery, Montreal, PQ 2004 Scott Gallery “Christmas Treasures”, Edmonton, AB 2004 Canada House Gallery, “Hockey Fever”, Banff, AB 2004 Scott Gallery Edmonton, AB2009 Trinity Galleries, “Hockey”, Saint John, NB 2003 New York Art Expo 2002 Nan Miller Gallery, “Art Beat” Rochester, New York, US 1998 Canadian Tire Centre - Club Red (formerly Corel Centre - Air Canada Club), Ottawa, ON 1999 Art Mode Gallery, Calgary, AB 1998 Art Mode Gallery, Ottawa, ON 1998 Collector’s Art Gallery, Christmas Show of Gallery Artists, Calgary, AB 1997 Art Mode Gallery and Delta Hotels, “Experience a Palette of Color”1998 Galerie Chez Moie, Baie Saint Paul, PQ 1996 Rendezvous Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC 1995 Galerie du Petit Champlain, Quebec City, PQ 1995 Metropolitan Life Building, Ottawa, ON 1995 Yves Laroche Galerie d’Art, Montreal, PQ 1995 National Fine Arts Festival Juried Show, The Congress Centre, Ottawa, ON 1994 International Women’s Art Exhibition Regional Municipality of Ottawa, ON 1993 Gloucester City Hall, Ottawa, ON 1990 Ottawa Little Theater
UNICEF Christmas cards, selected work: 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 Canada Health Services Research and Development, 2000 Annual Report Cover Canadian coin commission design, Provincial Legends and Fables Series, 2000 Hallmark Canada Christmas cards, selected work, 2012, 2014, 2017 Children's Wish Foundation Christmas cards, selected work: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 Canadian Greetingscards, selected work: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016 Island Art cards, selected work: 2015, 2016, 2017 Save The Children Christmas cards, selected work 1999, 2012 Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Christmas cards, work selected: 2008, 2009, 2010 Cornerstone 52 Foundation Christmas cards, selected work: 2006, 2007 Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary Christmas card, selected work, 2007 Quebec Ministry of Education video “Art Speaks", 2008 Blake, Cassels & Graydon, corporate Christmas card, selected work, 2007 Blake, Cassels & Graydon video, "Blakes" , 2004 Thompson Educational Publishers, cover, "Taking Sports Seriously" CPM Distribution, "Christmas Songs", CD Cover, 2006 Reynolds Mirth Richards and Farmer, corporate Christmas card, selected work, 2005