Artist’s Statement & Bio
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 Anne's landscape paintings 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, occasionally combining imagery and lyrics in her mixed media-collage work.
Anne holds a B.S. in Public Service & Community Studies from the University of Massachusetts. After retiring from the University of Virginia Health System, she returned to painting and has studied with artists from the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, but she is primarily self-taught. Her style is continually changing and developing as she seeks to evoke the beauty, emotion, or whimsy she feels regarding her subjects. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband, Jim, and their two Newfoundland dogs.
Shenandoah Valley Art Center, 2020 - present
Blue Ridge Art Guild, 2015-2018
Charlottesville-Albemarle Art Association, 2013-2014
Shenandoah Art Center, Waynesboro, VA
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