Anne E. Rector
A talented photographer, as well as a well connected writer with articles having been published in a variety of magazines, newspapers, and other publications.
My talented Mum introduced me to the wonders of art, but when she handed me a camera at seven years-old, creativity clicked. Learning basic black and white photography at Loyalist College last century, it’s through vivid colour I most cherish my camera’s curious gaze. From pointed perspectives to the profound stillness of a moment witnessed alone… and then shared, photography offers interesting invitations, amazing angles, engaging escapes and archival adventures; a vital tool that empowers me to chronicle the lives of family and friends. Along the way
I’ve been chuffed to earn a few accolades, from Kodak’s KINSA to local Juror’s awards. Writing became my passion once my poetry was published in newsprint at 14, more recent articles having
appeared in the pages of international and national magazines (The Brussels Times, Canada’s History Magazine – formerly the Beaver, Canada’s Military Magazine), several local publications, and a regular opinion column for the Belleville Intelligencer newspaper since 2007. At every stage of life, no matter where I am or what I’m doing, art consistently connects me to community and causes, and brings me boundless joy. Yet, it’s amid crises that creativity converts to coping mechanism, producing pleasure for artist and admirer alike.
As COVID demanded, delight can be found even among the ordinary and constrained as my Belleville backyard images attest; all but three captured during COVID’s cabin confinements. Each ordinary moment spurred a smile and I’m enormously grateful Mum gifted me the means to seek mirth and meaning… no matter what. Hope you like a few too.
Anne with an e, eh.