Have you often wondered about the creative choices the artist made? Wondered what inspired the art? Or just wanted to meet the artist? This opportunity is for you! Simply call or text Annie to schedule a personal tour of her January exhibit (Breathing Space)
All are welcome (adults and children alike!)
I once considered myself a creative topographist, navigating the picture plane with my fingers--because I felt like it was necessary. I work primarily using colorful acrylics; manipulating the interplay of color and gesture to both conceal and reveal the underlying tactile landscapes I build on canvas.
I am inspired by sensorial and spiritual influences of life encounters, memories, music and the natural world that surrounds me. Every layer of painted color or textural topography needs time to dry/set. Ultimately most paintings take a couple months or more to complete. The process certainly tests my focus and patience!
I have so many images to paint out and each has a special story to tell ...and though my eyesight is diminished, I continue to dream the images my fingers 'itch' to create..for others to see--and to feel.
Most recently, I decided to challenge the 'boundaries' of my perceived limitations. Thru a variety of study series focusing on composition, color and texture, I found a greater freedom incorporating a less restrictive and more flexible, fluid technique. I gained so much confidence in my painting skills; loving the painted stories that come out of me!
Over the past decade, I have been extremely fortunate to have my work displayed and collected thru the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. I enjoy my role as an Arts Ambassador for both VSA (MN) and The Academy of Special Dreams (CA) I am very blessed to share my personal message of hope and possibilities.
”The words, ‘I’m possible’ is found in the word impossible.” (Audrey Hepburn)