Artist’s Statement

 

 

Anne is a third generation painter following after her mother and grandmother.  Having no academic art training, she learned from them growing up and initially began by sketching animals and the human figure. As an adult having a compelling connection with nature, her passion has become the landscape.  Anne paints with oils, on canvas, and on panel boards, frequently painting with only palette knives.   Recently she has begun to experiment with mixed media in abstract work.  

 

Many of her landscape paintings, some en plein air, some alla prima, are inspired by the alluring charm of pastoral Virginia, and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as the rugged beauty of her native New England where she returns frequently. Anne also travels to other parts of the country and brings photographs and studies back to her studio to complete if they cannot be finished on the road. Her abstract paintings are inspired by her love of music, combining imagery and lyrics in her mixed media-collage work.

 

Anne has studied with artists from the McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, but she is primarily self-taught. Her style is continually changing and developing as she seeks to evoke the beauty and the emotion she feels regarding her subjects.   She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband, Jim, and their two Newfoundland dogs. They travel extensively four months out of the year.


MEMBERSHIPS/GALLERY AFFILIATIONS:

 
Shenandoah Valley Art Center, 2020 - present

Blue Ridge Art Guild, 2015-2018

Charlottesville-Albemarle Art Association, 2013-2014

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITS: 

 
On-going:  Shenandoah Art Center, Waynesboro, VA

On-going: Grace Estate Winery, Crozet, VA, 2017-present.

 

PAST EXHIBITS:  2013-2019

 

City Space, Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 2019

Yellow Cardinal Studio Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, June 2019

Grace Estate Winery, Crozet, VA, Nov-Dec, 2016

Grace Estate Winery, Crozet, VA, Jun, 2016

Fellini's #9, Charlottesville, VA, Jan, 2015

King Family Vineyard, Crozet, VA, Mar-Apr, 2015

Fellini's #9, Charlottesville, VA, Jun, 2015

The Art Box, Crozet, VA, Aug, 2015

Java Java, Charlottesville, VA, Oct, 2015

Fellini's #9, Charlottesville, VA, Dec, 2014

Sunset Farm Studio, Crozet, VA, Nov, 2014

Spring Street Boutique, Charlottesville, VA, Jun-Jul, 2014

Speak!, Charlottesville, VA, Jul-Aug, 2013