Featured Artist: Anne Ward!

Homegrown by Anne Ward 16x16
Homegrown by Anne Ward

Have you seen Anne Ward’s paintings? I love them! They’re all so wonderful, happy and full of those fabulous brush strokes! Anne also has an interesting blog, filled with images of her paintings! What a treat!

Anne was chosen as one of 17 artists to participate in the Paso Artfest – an event that’s coming up May 21, 2015 in central California, that raises a percentage of money for arts in schools (this is a cause near and dear to Anne’s heart). Check out that link for more info!

Here is one of the paintings of Anne’s that will be available:

End of Summer by Anne Ward Image: PASO Artfest
End of Summer by Anne Ward
Image: PASO Artfest

This painting is the epitome of summer, isn’t it? Those cool chairs, the pretty tablecloth, the beautiful flowers, that fabulous sunlight and those shadows!!

Read a bit about Anne, from her website, also check out Anne’s blog!:

Anne Ward is dedicated to painting with the intention of capturing quiet spaces and the light that envelopes them. She decided to pursue painting after working for writer/director Lawrence Kasdan on several films. It was while living in France that Anne discovered the thrill of painting outdoors with an easel and returned home fully devoted to the pursuit of painting. Though primarily self taught, she has also studied with painters Joseph Mendez and Daniel Pinkham. Anne is an Artist Member of the California Art Club and the Oil Painters of America. Her paintings reside in many private collections.  She lives and paints in Los Angeles with her husband author/painter Ian Roberts.

Artist statement:  For my last several solo shows, I have been inspired by the transitional and transformative nature of light.  I often title the paintings based on the specific time of day they were painted.   I’m endlessly curious about light, pattern and color.  It fascinates me beyond words. Many of the small still life paintings are created in my kitchen in the quiet time before dawn often using fruits and vegetables which we have grown in our garden.  I find that painting in this early morning window of time, before my children and the city are awake, reconnects me to a reservoir of stillness and fosters an appreciation for nature.

Images via AnneWard.com, used with permission…

Catch you back here tomorrow!


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