Afton Brazzoni is an artist based in Cochrane, Alberta. Originally from the maritime province of Nova Scotia, she has a deep connection to water and rugged landscapes. Many of Afton’s oil paintings are inspired by the Canadian Rockies where she lived for nearly 10 years with her husband, two dogs, and two cats. An emerging artist, Afton continues to hone her style. She is originally a writer by craft and the author of Shop Dogs of Canmore (2019), as seen on CTV National News. Her first exhibition included photos from the book.  

Recent showings include:

  • Final Touch Art Studio, Cochrane AB, winter 2022
  • The Social Spot Marketplace, Cochrane AB, summer 2022
  • Expresstival, Calgary AB, September 2022
  • Art for the Heart, Canmore Hospital, October 2022 to April 2023
  • Route 22 Gallery, Cochrane AB, November 2022 to present
  • ArtSpot 15th Anniversary Show, Calgary AB, June 2023

Afton’s work was also published in Creative Boom, one of the U.K.’s leading creative industry platforms, in 2022.

Original Art by Afton Brazzoni

Artist Statement

I have always been drawn to nature — its majesty and magic, its silence and stillness. Days spent exploring the beaches and forests of Nova Scotia as a child turned into a decade of discovering the trails of the Canadian Rockies in my 20s. I first captured these beloved landscapes through the medium of photography. In recent years, I have begun to translate my images into paintings.

Working with oil on canvas, I aim to convey both the grandeur and detail of nature in my art. I am continuing to hone my style, which is largely realistic with a focus on bright colors such as the golden hues found in larch trees and the blue and green hues found in glacial waters.

The process of revisiting some of my most cherished moments in nature through painting brings me joy, and I hope to convey a sense of peace and awe in my work.

Original Art by Afton Brazzoni
Original Art by Afton Brazzoni
Afton Brazzoni
Afton Brazzoni