Annie Siegel


I was born and raised in New York. As my father was a watercolour artist and my mother was a teacher, my artistic education began very early in my life. Aside from teaching me in his studio, my father took me sketching, to art galleries and classes at the Art Students League in New York City. At 13, he gave me my first anatomy book and I started figure drawing classes.

Annie SiegelEducation
In 1970, I received my B. A. in Fine Arts at the University of Buffalo, with a painting major and a music minor. At that time, I also completed a New York State Education Certificate in Art. I came to the West Coast of British Columbia in 1970. In 1974, I obtained my B.C. Education Certificate in Art. In 1980, I completed an Associate in Arts & Science/Commercial Music at Capilano College, North Vancouver, B.C.

Between 1975 and 1989, I taught Painting, Drawing, Composition, Design, and Figure Drawing courses for North Vancouver Continuing Education. In 1980, I began teaching Northwest Coast Indian Art at various schools in Vancouver as well as writing art curriculum for the British Columbia Ministry of Education. In addition, I illustrated three books for the Squamish Language Program and texts for Native Studies.

Although my main source of employment was as an art teacher, I continued to paint, attend graduate art courses, play music (jazz) in clubs in Vancouver and started an herb business during this period of time. In 1989, I moved to Denman Island, a small Gulf Island on the West Coast of British Columbia. As my early years in British Columbia had been spent in various rural communities, this move fulfilled a long-time desire to return to a rural life-style. Although I do continue to teach the occasional art course through the local community school, I spend the majority of my time painting, playing music and working in my gardens. I have been exhibiting my work on a regular basis and playing jazz piano and vocals in local venues.

MIMA Gallery
1901 East Rd,
Denman, Island, BC

August 13 - 25, 2009, metamorphosis, Art Gallery, Denman Island, BC

July 4 - 7, 2009, Inner Island Images, Community Hall, Hornby Island, BC.

Aug 30 - Sept 1, 2008, Father/ Daughter: Drawings and Sketches, Annie & Barnett Siegel, Denman Arts Centre, 1016 Northwest Rd, Denman Island, BC

Aug. 16 - 17, 2008, Studio Tour, Celebrating Our Own, Denman Island, BC

Mar 7 - Mar 29, 2008, Annie Siegel: Paintings and Prints, Coastal Landscapes, Muir Gallery, 580 Duncan Ave,. Courtenay, BC

Sept 15 - Dec 31, 2007, Annie Siegel: Paintings and Prints, Coastal Landscape Retrospective, Gallery at Tofino Botanical Gardens, 1084 Pacific Rim Hwy,Tofino, BC

Aug 31 - Sept 2, 2007, "Father & Daughter/ Figures and Landscapes", Barnett & Annie Siegel, Denman Island Arts Centre, 1016 Northwest Rd, Denman Island, BC

Aug 3-5, 2007, Retrospective , Annie Siegel & Cynthia Minden
Greenhill Gallery, 9900 Greenhill Rd., Denman Island, BC



Native People and Explorers of Canada, chapter on Squamish Indians, Grade 4 text book, Prentice Hall, Canada.

Squamish Indian Historical Fishing Practices, RCMP, North Vancouver, B.C.

Text and Illustrations

Grade 11 Northwest Coast Indian Art, Curriculum instruction book, B.C. Ministry of Education

Calligraphy, Layout and Design

Squamish language instruction books (2)

Colouring book and calendar, Squamish Indian Band, North Vancouver, B.C.


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Prices are in Canadian funds and include all applicable taxes. Prices do not include shipping and packing. All paintings are archivally framed. Paintings may also be sent without a frame. Please contact me for more details concerning framing and shipping.