Anne’s art has always been about her experiences in nature – the way the clouds move across the sky in an afternoon, the water moves against the smooth stones or the trees are nestled together in perfect symmetry. Her landscapes are a reflection of her childhood memories, but also the moments that bring her the greatest peace.
Standing in open places, feeling the wind, smelling the soil – these are the moments she remembers when she paints. Her work captures moments, for herself, and for other who want to know, remember and cherish the beauty of The Great Plains.
Alan R. Smith
Nebraska Landscapes Photography
My passion is rich colors and lively brush strokes. They have become my signature style as I create, what I like to call, enhanced landscapes.
A combination of gentle serenity to contrast bold activity, this is what I strive for. I achieve this by playing with different mediums, colors and an array of strokes. I welcome the unexpected--not only in my artwork--but in my life. The process of creation and exploration has just as much importance as the finished product itself. To paint emotion is what I ultimately desire--even if the result is wild or unpredicted. I want the viewer to not simply see but feel.
By painting on fabrics with embedded memories, the materials are repurposed and transformed into something new while retaining their original qualities and texture. I view this transformation as a symbol for my exploration of emerging adulthood. The non traditional surface provides the foundation to express identity exploration, instability and uncertainty, and broad possibilities.