I will be live painting at the upcoming BIG event, Music in Motion. This is the 2nd year that Arts and Music Guild is hosting this event, at Chestnut Square (McKinney), October 5th, 2p-10pm. Over 30 artists will be working to the GREAT live music all day. This is a free event for everyone, a true arts and music festival, with good food and lots of community involvement. We are also collecting specific food for the Food Pantry (donations). Go to www.MusicinMotionTX.com for more info.
My next show is October 12th at Orisons Fine Art Gallery, in downtown McKinney. I'm doing something new, something I need to do, bringing together my work with surfaces and painted effects to create non-representational images corresponding to the ancient ideas about human temperaments put forth by Hippocrates. Come to the opening reception and tell me what you think. Susan Bishop is a fellow artist sharing the spotlight that night. Her work is intuitive, organic, and brilliantly colorful. 7pm-10pm
Art History Brown Bags continue, First Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30. See the HeardCraig.org website for more info. May 1st presentation is on Neo-Gothic and Neo-Classical architecture....essentially the aftermath of the Baroque Period, taking us into the Age of Enlightenment.
My work focuses on color and composition, and encompasses a broad range of subject matter. I am most enthusiastic about music, the synergy between musicians and artists, and creating paintings live during music events, which I have enjoyed here in McKinney.
During my graduate studies in Art History at Yale, I developed a strong business in decorative painting and murals. It was the perfect opportunity for me to explore and create original designs in styles from Classical to Contemporary, including French Provencal, Mediterranean, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Early American, Japanese and Chinese.
I am privileged to be in McKinney during this surge in growth of its arts and culture. I'm particularly pleased to be a part of the Arts and Music Guild, the McKinney Art Studio Tour, the Art Club of McKinney, and the McKinney Creative Community. I also participate in, and help spread the word about, Second Saturday Art Walk every month in downtown McKinney. Please contact me to visit my studio, or look for my work at Orisons Fine Art and Framing on the Square.
Anne holds a fine arts degree from Austin College and three Master's Degrees from Yale University: Religion and Visual Arts, East Asian Studies and the History of Art. She currently teaches art history at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, and fine art in her studio and at the McKinney Art House.