Painting tiny allows me to mostly complete a painting within 2 hour sitting.
It limits the excessive marks I’m allowed to consider, which is a healthy editing process.
The process is far more intimate - I cradle it in one hand, as an easel wont suffice.
Anne was born and raised in Maine and came to Northern California at age 5, where she promptly became a proud California resident for life. She received her BA in Art History at UCLA and a minor in Anthropology. She returned to the Bay Area, and began utilizing evening studio art and design classes at College of Marin and California College of the Arts, and practiced photography, poetry and sketching for 8 years, eventually turning her focus to graphic design and fine arts.
In 2009, Anne returned to school, to Santa Rosa Junior College to receive an Associates Degree in their Graphic Design program. And as she began to grow her graphic design career, she began studying fine art at College of Marin in 2014. She continually exhibits throughout the Bay Area, throughout the year. She now resides in Northern Marin, where she enjoys hiking, camping, snuggling her cat, and wine tasting!
Art is the delicious evidence that I’m unabashedly self-indulgent. I embrace the hell out of art, as it is the air I breathe to stay alive. Not only does my own art serve only me in what feels like a primitive, innate way - I cannot devour enough from our deeply enriched community. I’ve become more inspired and affected by outside sources, such as classes, fellow artists, the natural world and the all-knowing-internets. While I celebrate sharing the common and passionate thread between artists, I also possessively maintain my unique characteristics: my patchwork education and tangled sense of humor. I strongly believe that art is a basic necessity for human survival and without it, our brains, civilization and existence would lose a quality of depth, richness and meaning.
My connection with nature is a common thread that inspires most projects. While our species maintains an evidently abusive relationship with nature, I look for the curious relationships that natural ecosystems build with, and around, our synthetic objects. While my playful humor is sometimes the lens for most projects, it alternately becomes the focus in other pieces. It seems that playfulness and humor are abandoned in the ‘lost & found’ box once many assume they’re no longer admirable traits of mature professionals. But I believe these two characteristics are completely necessary to help everyone live a full and happy life. And you’ll see just that belief in action, displayed in my personality and painting style. Lastly, in a time of great division, most folks will be able to agree at least on this: most of my work is tiny! Working small usually keeps up with the pace of my over-caffeinated wheel of inspiration.
June 2021 Falkirk Summer Open Juried Show
May 2021 O'Hanlon Art Center, Blue Exhibit, virtual
May 2021 San Geronimo Cultural Center Spring Art Group Show, virtual
Dec 2020 Artworks Downtown, How Are You? Exhibit
Aug 2020 Virtual in-home Solo Exhibit, Food & Fun
May 2020 San Geronimo Cultural Center Spring Art Group Show, virtual
Jan 2020 Marin Center Auditorium Gallery, Where We Call Home
Dec 2019 Artworks Downtown, Small Works Exhibit
Oct 2019 San Geronimo Exhibit - Where We Call Home
Sept 2019 Marin Society of Artists, Art Class Group Exhibit
May 2019 San Geronimo Cultural Center Spring Art Group Show
Aug 2018 Sebastopol Art Center, Green Group Exhibit
June 2018 Art Works Downtown, After Nature Group Exhibit
May 2018 Marin Society of Artists, Fresh Group Exhibit
May 2018 San Geronimo Cultural Center Spring Art Group Show
Aug 2017 Falkirk Fall Juried exhibit
May 2017 San Geronimo Cultural Center Spring Art Group Show
May 2017 College of Marin, Juried Student Group exhibit
May 2016 San Geronimo Cultural Center Spring Art Group Show
May 2014 San Geronimo Cultural Center Spring Art Group Show
May 2013 San Geronimo Cultural Center Spring Art Group Show
July 2012 San Geronimo Cultural Center, Group Photo exhibit
May 2012 San Geronimo Cultural Center Spring Art Group Show
April 2012 Marin MOCA, Novato Art Center, solo exhibit
Feb 2012 High Sierra Photography Family Exhibit, Fairfax Library
Aug 2011 Paths, Multi-media, San Geronimo Cultural Center Solo Exhibit
May 2011 San Geronimo Cultural Center Spring Art Group Show
May 2010 San Geronimo Cultural Center Spring Art Group Show
Mar - Aug 2010 Landscape photography, Steve Kinsey Office Exhibit at Marin Center
Jan - Feb 2009 Landscape photography, Pancho Villa Taqueria Exhibit, San Francisco
Mar - April 2009 Landscape photography, Cafe Tazo Exhibit, San Francisco
May 2009 San Geronimo Cultural Center Spring Art Group Show
June 2009 Landscape Photography, Fairfax Library Solo Exhibit
July 2009 “My Favorite Book” portraits, Fairfax Library Solo Exhibit
May 2008 San Geronimo Cultural Center Spring Art Group Show
June 2007 AparXibition: Photo Exhibit in SF Apartment
May 2004 Art by Art History Students, UCLA
May 2004 Women for Change Exhibit, UCLA
May 2004 Festival of Art by Art Project Crew, UCLA
May 2002 Festival of Art by Art Project Crew, UCLA
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