Annette Blady Van Mill
Annette Blady was born in 1956 in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1980. During the 1980’s, as a partner in an architectural technology company, she rose to international prominence as an interior designer, creating works for major projects such as The Nieman Marcus Center in Chicago, Harbourfront in Toronto and The World Financial Centre in Battery Park, New York City. Annette retired from design work in 1989 to pursue a full-time career in fine art. Exhibiting internationally, her work can now be found in many prominent galleries and private collections in Canada, the United States, and in Europe. Her broad repertoire ranges from artworks of chromatic exuberance to soft and poignant elegance. Annette’s eclectic style uses textured exotic papers and fabrics, cut glass, and metallic acrylic, as mixed media collage painting, linking motifs from ancient symbolism with those of modern design and abstract expressionism.
Annette has been a board member for over 10 years.