This is going to an auction to raise money for the families of the AME church in Charleston SC. It still gives me chills when reflect on the day I painted this in Colorado .... no cell service and my sister by my side. The teacher at the workshop suggested trying a new way of seeing and feeling paint .... just let the paint speak to you...so I did... .. I painted this a week before the tragedy .... I had packed a small zerox copy of Vivian's church in prayer and took it for inspiration. When I was asked by Allison Williamson, ( Charleston Artist Collective) if she could use this painting for an article in the Huffington Post we both realized it had nine people in it. Suddenly this small painting took on a deeper meaning. Thought I would share with you .... thanks, Anne
I am a native of Charleston , South Carolina. My early artistic expression was through the lens of a camera where it was a passion to capture the unique expressions of the human spirit. That passion is still alive , but through paint brush,ink, and oils. I am most inspired when painting from observation of life and nature.
I am in my third year at The Art Academy University online MFA. My classes have challenged and inspired me more than I ever imagined. I am in my fifth year of being a member of The Charleston Artist Collective online gallery. It has been a great experience to be with a local group of artist who stretch with the monthly themes all the while giving back to our community a percentage of our sales. It is also a pleasure to be showing in a new gallery in Charlottesville, Va. with a talented group of artist from around the country.