Mixed Media Collage
Anne’s exposure to artistic expression happened early in her life. She was 5 years old when her parents moved from the small farm town of Flora, Indiana to Tripoli, Libya when her father was recalled to active duty in the US Air Force. Although most military members and their families lived on the military base, Anne’s family lived in downtown Tripoli in a multinational complex with Italians, Germans, Brits and Russians. As part of her father’s active duty in the Air Force, he and his family also lived overseas in Spain and the United Kingdom. This exposure to European culture and art became a constant for Anne as she too was commissioned in the Air Force. Anne lived in many US states and several European countries including Italy, Spain and Germany. After a rewarding 20 year Air Force career, she and her husband relocated to San Antonio, Texas where she currently works in
From early on Anne has always been drawn to making art. Her mother dabbled in painting, but her maternal uncle was a professional painter. Anne’s father was a skilled hands-on craftsman - carving wood, macramé, hooking rugs, and building furniture. He had a full set of
power tools, with which Anne began her affinity to making objects. It’s no wonder Anne is a skilled crafts person. Anne combines her passion for art with a tenacity to explore her creativity and develop her studio skills. The complexity in her work has been fed by her interest in color, texture, light manipulation, and depth. Anne is a consummate artist, peeling away at her artistic sensibilities, she has and continues to study with a variety of skilled artists who have given her insight into achieving her vision. She has explored many mediums throughout her creative quest. Sculpture, mixed media, drawing, ceramics, painting, metalworking, stained and fused glass have all made appearances in her work. It was her work with glass that brought together the foundations of her studio skills and her aesthetic. A passion that not only includes an affinity for texture, depth, dimension and light, but also a strong work ethic and perfectionism that is apparent throughout her work. Her most
recent works are mixed media collages, including fused glass elements on the surface to create texture and dimension. Anne has been very fortunate in her life, traveling the world, meeting and making friends with people from different cultures, having a rewarding career and a loving family. As a result, she believes it’s time for to pay it forward. She has pledged to donate a portion of any sale to SNIPSA (Spay, Neuter, Inject Program, San Antonio) a local non-profit who’s mission is to find homes for adoptable animals from high kill
shelters and provide free spay/neuter services to help control the pet
Commissioned works include:
Pieces in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Alexandria, Virginia; Baton
Rouge, Louisiana; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Honolulu,Hawaii and San
Color, depth, dimension and creative use of multiple materials best describe my art. I explore the textural surfaces of multiple materials, creating designs that are tactile and expressive,
many times enhancing the interplay of light with glass. My newest series, Be Inspired!, are mixed media collages. I love vividly colored alcohol inks and the way they flow and blend
together. By using various tools and techniques, I create many different textural designs with the inks. Geometric shapes create depth and dimension and their placement and layers
dictate the end result; like a puzzle, arranging them until they fit visually on the panel. Each element is created on its own before coming together to form one cohesive piece. The
addition of fused glass elements to the surface of each panel, no matter it's size, provide texture and additional dimension while paying tribute to my many years as a glass artist. Each work is contemporary and abstract in style, and my use of vivid colors and daring composition continues to evolve, resulting in every more dynamic, distinctive work. Be Inspired!I know I am!!!
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