Spend a night at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald looking at architectural wonders and snowy landscapes painted by Jennifer Annesley. This year is Annesley’s 28th annual exhibition at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, and she’s showcasing 28 never-before-seen works of art inspired by her travels across the world.
“In normal years, I have a really specific architectural theme, like a specific city in Europe. But because I haven’t been able to travel for a few years, I decided to have several cities,” says Annesley.
Her exhibit features architectural paintings inspired by Paris, London, Krakow, Rome, Glasgow and Budapest. The largest piece in the collection, and Annesley’s favourite, is a watercolour of an abandoned shopping galleria formerly called Párisi Udvar in Budapest, which dates back to 1817. The building has since been bought by a luxury hotel and restored to its former glory, which is why Annesley titled the piece Arisen.
The collection includes a mix of architectural, landscape, and still life paintings that Annesley created during the pandemic. The exhibit is open for one night only at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald and the paintings will be available to view virtually afterwards. Guests can also book a private time to tour Annesley’s studio to see the works after the exhibit wraps up.
Annesley’s 28th annual exhibition at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is on November 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are available online. The online exhibition is from November 6 to November 14.