Monthly Archives: March 2018

Artist Spotlight: Paige Follmann

Mar 20, 18

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Anne Neilson Fine Art is excited to introduce our newest artist to the gallery, the beautiful Paige Follmann! In addition to having a large portfolio of pottery, Paige is an accomplished figurative and abstract painter. Her style is self-described as “Matisse meets Picasso” and her playful works have been placed into both private and commercial collections across the U.S. We look forward to working with Paige and are so pleased to bring her work to Charlotte!

Hometown: Highland Park/Dallas, TX

Currently Living: Atlanta, GA

When did you start your career in art and how long have you known you wanted to be an artist?

I’ve wanted to be an artist since age 9; I told everyone I wanted to be an illustrator because I loved drawing. My professional art career started just three years ago.

Describe your aesthetic in three words:

Sophisticated, intriguing, contemporary

Describe your artistic process and preparation?

I work rather slowly and methodically. I’m not an expressionist painter. I practice a lot of staring, painting, staring… always taking note of what needs to be added to the piece before it’s finished.

Favorite piece you’ve painted to date and why?

“Modern Wink” is my favorite. It’s whimsical but has a sophisticated feel. I also love the color scheme – it’s my favorite combination… calm and soothing.

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Paige working on a painting in her Modern Wink Series

Who inspires you personally and/or professionally? 

Entrepreneurs and artists always inspire me. I love making friends with artists and people who work in a creative field, there is always something to learn and ideas to be shared!

What challenges do you think exist in the world of fine art?

There are all kinds of challenges from mastering your process, evolving your work, getting representation and selling your art…

How do you approach/overcome them?

I think the key is to just stay focused on your work and what inspires you to create. Also, to go have enriching experience that inspire you… it always brings a new life to my work!

Biggest accomplishment to date (personally or professionally)?

I feel really fortunate to have my work represented by some of the best fine art galleries in the country in a relatively short amount of time. I’m still emerging but I’m so thankful for the recognition and the clients who love and connect with my work. That means everything.

Favorite location to paint? What is your studio like?

I paint in my home studio and I love it. I like to paint with the doors open, music playing, and my adopted pit bull is usually somewhere nearby watching me work.

A random fact about you:

Helen Ballard was one of my first purchasers of art! She bought a piece from me when I met her at an outdoor event in Buckhead. I love her style and Ballard Designs so it was such a compliment!

Favorite place to vacation? 

South of France. There are so many museums and amazing restaurants along the beach.

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Cannes, France

What are you currently reading?

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.

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What are you currently listening to?

I listen to everything but right now I’m loving Lorde’s album.

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What would you be doing if you were not an artist?

An interior designer or maybe a landscape architect. Or even a stylist! Anything creative would suit me.

One thing you couldn’t live without?

COFFEE

If you could switch lives with anyone for a day, who would it be? 

Someone with a totally different lifestyle… it would give me great perspective.

Your all-time favorite artist and/or favorite emerging artist?

My favorite artists are of course Picasso, Matisse, and Diebenkorn. They inspire so much of my work. I love the work of Meredith Pardue and also Carlos Ramirez.

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Pablo Picasso, Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, 1932

Dream commission?

A giant work on canvas for a public building would be a great adventure. Large scale work is so fun.

What do you want your audience to know about your work?

It’s my heart. It’s very personal to me.

What makes your work unique?

There are a lot of colorful expressionist paintings in the fine art world right now, so I feel my work stands out just by the genre. My figurative scenes that feature nature, plants and figures with geometric shapes and lines are unique to my style. They are something I’ve developed over the last few years. There are certain shapes I love to use in my paintings like greek keys and squares… I repeat that over and over again in my work.

Name one goal for your career you’d like to achieve in the next 5 years?

I think every artist wants to reach as many people with their work as possible, so the goal would be to have my work represented across the country and do solo shows. That’s the dream!

Modern Wink III - 24x36 - $2200

Modern Wink III, 24×36

Figurative Scene VII - 40x40 - $3900

Figurative Scene VII, 40×40

Figurative Scene Palm I - 24x24 - $1800

Figurative Scene Palm I, 24×24

Sacred Femme Vase - ceramic bisque - $350

Sacred Femme Vase, Ceramic bisque made from a vintage mould, hand-painted

Modern Wink IV - 48x48 - $4500

Modern Wink IV, 48×48

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Artist Spotlight: Pam Moxley

Mar 12, 18

Anne Neilson Fine Art is excited to introduce our newest artist to the gallery, Pam Moxley! Combining photography and mixed media, Pam’s sepia-toned and black and white photos are transferred to a paint-layered board and finished with a high-gloss resin. Her work revolves around memories from her childhood and those of her own children’s, both of which explore complex themes through a nostalgic composition.

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Pam Moxley in her studio

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Currently Living: Atlanta, GA

When did you start your career in art?

I started my career in photography in college and photographed professionally for a while after graduating.  I went into the corporate world for about ten years during which time I continued to photograph on the side.

How long have you known you wanted to be an artist? 

It was after I left the corporate world that I knew that I wanted to take my photography to a different place, a more artistic place.  I spent several years developing my technique and unique style before I started showing my mixed media work in 2006.

Describe your aesthetic in three words:

Nostalgia mixed with high concept polish (sorry I could not do it in three words!)

Describe your artistic process and preparation:

I am a self-taught artist who creates photo-based mixed media works. I spend much of my time chronicling the lives of my children and my surroundings, creating images that emote childhood memories for the viewer.

Once I have finished with the photographic component, I continue to create through several other mediums. My mixed media works are individually created with multiple layers. I start by painting a dimensional board with several layers and textures of paint. I then use an image transfer process that I have developed to add the photograph to the board. I finish each of my works with a poured layer of high gloss resin or wax. The combination of these techniques brings each of these individual works of art to life.

Favorite piece you’ve painted to date and why?

Oh, there are so many. Because my artworks often involve my children, I can not choose a favorite. Although some of my favorites are Deep Breath, The Chase, and The Wanderer.

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Pam Moxley, Deep Breath, 40×40

Who inspires you personally and/or professionally?

Sally Mann & Annie Leibovitz

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Sallie Mann, “Candy Cigarette”, 1992

What challenges do you think exist in the world of fine art?

I think that the world of fine art as many other fields has always favored men. I genuinely considered using my maiden name and my last name in my art career. I would have been Scott Moxley. However, I realized that that would defeat the purpose. I am often asked who pours that resin for you or who does all the heavy lifting. When I tell them, well I do, there is always a bit of a surprised look.

How do you approach/overcome them?

By being a strong, engaged artist. I just do what I do to step up the plate and assume that the fact that I am a woman will have no bearing on the outcome of my ventures. Most of the time this works with rare exceptions. I also really enjoy working with other women in the field.

Favorite location to paint? What is your studio like?

I photograph everywhere. My studio is my house. It has taken over. I spend a great deal of time in the finished basement that is painted in bright colors including lime green trim.

Pam Moxley in Studio

Pam’s Studio

A random fact about you:

I have a 10-month-old Great Dane puppy named Willow.

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Willow 🙂

Favorite place to vacation? And/or dream trip?

I adore Italy, all of it. I have never visited a place where I did not find wonderful.  Perhaps it is because I am half Sicilian.

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Venice, Italy

What are you currently reading?

Re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird.

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

What are you currently listening to?

The Kongos, Imagine Dragons and Hozier.

What would you be doing if you were not an artist?

I would be an artist of some sort. I could not survive without it.

One thing you couldn’t live without?

My family, my husband John and four kids Jacob, Ali, Lily, and Sadie.

If you could switch lives with anyone for a day, who would it be?

I would not want to switch but I certainly would love to join Sally Mann for a day. If I switched with her, I would not get to learn from her.

Your all-time favorite artist and/or your favorite emerging artist?

Too many to name.

Dream commission?

I would love to do several 12 ft x 12 ft works.

What do you want your audience to know about your work?

I hope to draw the viewer in and bring back childhood memories for them. There is nothing better than getting a glimpse of a memory that was completely carefree and without grownup worries.

What makes your work unique?

I think the imperfections are what makes my work unique. I also think they are what make them beautiful.  I would hate to make work that was perfect.

Name one goal for your career you’d like to achieve in the next 5 years:

I would love to see my work in more museum collections and at some point, have a solo exhibit with a museum.

A preview of Pam’s work now at ANFA:

Departure - 30 x 30 - $3000

Departure, 30×30

Nightlight - 36x36x3 - $4200

Nightlight, 36×36

Monarch - 24x24 - $2400

Monarch, 24×24

Bee - 24x24 - $2400

Bee, 24×24

Deep Breath - 40x40x3 - $5000

Deep Breath, 40×40

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