Anne Camozzi (she/her) creates art and writes in Mi’kma’ki, Nova Scotia, Canada. An early passion for the arts led her to an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University (Toronto, Canada) in 1976. While studying painting, she was one of two writing apprentices selected to work with Canadian author, W.O. Mitchell. She also worked as a stringer for Time magazine and was an art critic for the York University newspaper, Excalibur. While at York Anne studied with Governor General award winning poet Don Coles who remained a lifelong mentor.  After graduating, she joined the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) as a television and radio reporter for a few years. Later, she moved to Nova Scotia and earned a Masters in Adult Education at Saint Francis Xavier University. While raising two children, Anne became an award winning, international environmental education consultant, and later, a university senior administrator.

A facilitator, writer and educator throughout her life, she has presented widely on many topics including environmental education, sustainable communities, nature, creativity, and disabilities, as well as art and pain management. As an environmental consultant, Anne wrote numerous manuals and papers and co-authored several books. As of February 2021, according to World Cat Library Identities, she has 34 works in 63 publications in two languages and 1847 library holdings. In addition to this more technical writing, she works on poetry, fiction and journaling and has done so throughout her life. In 2018, Anne’s story, The Great Caribou was longlisted for the CBC Short Story writing contest. She is currently querying a novel from that story and almost finished another novel.

In 2003, illness forced Anne to slow her fast-paced lifestyle and on the advice of her physiotherapist, she began using drawing as a distraction from pain. Picking up a paint brush for the first time in over 25 years, she soon regained the passion for art she had as a young woman, discovering a talent for paintings on silk, based on the French Serti method and began a full time studio practice. She is currently working in pen and ink and watercolour and contributes to the International Twitter Art Exhibition.

Her art has been commissioned by Feed Nova Scotia, the Peoples’ Place Library, NS Easter Seals, QEII Hospital Foundation, QEII Hospital Pain Management Unit, Aids Coalition NS and the North American Highland Dancing Championships, among others. She has done numerous private commissions, including art for offices of professionals with healing practices, and for individuals with cancer or in palliative care. Her art is in private collections in Canada, Europe, India, Asia and the United States, and in public collections in Nova Scotia. She has exhibited in group shows at St.Francis Xavier University Art Gallery and Lyghtesome Gallery and in Ontario, as well as in a solo show at the J. Franklin Wright Gallery in Nova Scotia.

Integrating her lifelong interests, she is currently working on several writing and art projects, while enjoying family and grandchildren, and remaining engaged in social justice projects. An advocate for sustainability and climate action since the 1980s, she continues to advocate on issues such as climate, accessibility, poverty and equity, and truth and reconciliation.


Selected Video Presentations

Channeling Maud Lewis: Art for the Heart – YouTube

Transforming Environmental Attitudes Through Community Art Making – YouTube

Galaxies Book Launch – Anne Camozzi – Sept 2016 – YouTube

Art Publications

2022, 2020, 2017, 2015, 2010, 2009, 2006. Calendar artist in the Ministry of the Arts Annual Calendar, day planner, and cards. In 2009 art in meditation book on The Universe Story. Illinois, USA

2016, 2015. Colouring Antigonish. Arts Health Antigonish colouring book

2008. Calendar published by GAPACC (Guysborough Antigonish Pictou Arts and Culture Council)

2008 (Summer). Cover Artist. Rhubarb Magazine.
Number 18, Manitoba, Canada [PDF]

2007. Poster Artist, Theatre Antigonish, Women of Antigonish Production.

2007. Front and back cover artist, “If It’s Not One Thing It’s Your Mother”. A Collective Creation by the Women of Antigonish

2006. Cover Artist, Canadian Journal of Environmental Education vol. 11

2005. Featured and cover artist, Cahoots magazine, December. [PDF]

Press Selections

April 6, 2018. 989 XFM
Anne Camozzi of Antigonish makes long list of a National Short Story Contest

April 5, 2018. The Casket.
Camozzi makes long list for CBC writing contest by Richard MacKenzie [PDF]

The Peoples Place Antigonish Town and County Library Artists and Artisans Guide

September 28, 2016. The Casket.
Camozzi to launch Galaxies Sept. 30. by Richard MacKenzie [PDF]

December 17, 2014. The Casket..
Artwork for those in Palliative Care. by Richard MacKenzie [PDF]

November 27, 2012. The Casket
Artistic calendar to bring food to hungry by Rachel Psutka [PDF]

April 5, 2011. The Casket.
Colourful tiles bring healing. by Heather MacAdam [PDF]

May 12, 2009. The Halifax Chronicle Herald.
Dolphins on parade. By Elissa Barnard [PDF]

March 11, 2009. The Casket.
Dolphin art in aid of Easter Seals. By Heather MacAdam [PDF]

August 13, 2008. The Reporter.
Artist Anne Camozzi shows her work by Matt Draper. [PDF]

March 2008. Eastlink Cable Television
Feature Interview

Professional Organizations

French Serti Technique


First, the silk is washed and ironed in preparation for painting. Anne stretches white silk on a frame, and draws a resist line with gutta, often a continuous line and rarely preplanned unless it is a specific commissioned piece. Once the drawing is completed, special paint for silk is applied with watercolour brushes. Sometimes gutta is applied after painting or not at all. Once paintings are completed the color is set using steam.