When Anne retired from a nursing career fourteen years ago, she re-invented herself as an artist. After juggling watercolor classes with carer and family for years, she was finally able to expand her creative pursuits to include drawing and oil painting classes. It was total immersion in her avocation…pure joy.
It has been observed that artists view colors around them very differently than non artists. Anne feels so fortunate to be part of this creative world where a myriad of hues, warms and cools present a constant barrage for the senses. Landscapes, animals and people are all subjects that Anne appreciates. She enjoys plein air painting as well as studio work.There is a great feeling of satisfaction and peace to feel so connected to the natural world through art.
She approaches each painting as a puzzle to be solved. To design an infinite array of colors, shapes, values and edges in a pleasing arrangement which also tells a story, is always an exciting challenge. It is the artists’ hope that the viewer will feel an emotional connection to each piece and be able to continue their own story.
Art group memberships include MAPAPA ( Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association), Baltimore Plein Air Club and Working Artists Forum, a juried artist group centered on the Eastern Shore of Md. These groups offer ample opportunities for both juried and non juried shows in the surrounding area.