Contact artist.was born in Vancouver, B.C. on February 27, 1959, but she soon moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she spent her childhood and early adulthood. The artist spent a year studying human anatomy, figurative & nature drawing, and painting, before she went to study at The Emily Carr University of Art and Design. After receiving her BFA degree from there in 1992, the artist studied Philosophy at the University of British Columbia (UBC - 1993). Labedzki then realized that staying close to nature, such as the sea or ocean, is a source of peace & inspiration, which gave her a great sense of freedom, vital for her expression and creativity as an artist. For her competence, the painter has been recognized with First Prize at the Pacific Northwest Annual Show, the University of Oregon, U.S.A. The University bought Labedzki's paintings, which are now a part of their permanent collection of art works. Recently her art journal was published in the Art Journaling magazine by Stampington and Company in the winter 2011 issue, pages 134-135.
View another of Annette's works in this issue here.