Best of 2018: Highlights from the Spotlights

Jan 8, 19

Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery represents over 40 artists, and throughout the year we ask our artist to share details of their life & craft with us to share with all our readers! 2018 was a wondrous year of growth and contemplation, and this post highlights some of the responses we received this year in our Artist Spotlights. Each artist has their own creative mindset and space in which they make their art; from who they are—to what they read and listen to becomes a part of their work. Read on to see the best of 2018’s Artist Spotlights and learn more about each on of these remarkable artists!

 

Sally Veach: What makes your work unique?

“I believe my work is unique in that I use traditional concepts of landscape color theory and composition combined with an abstract expressionist method.  My paintings are landscapes, but very much on the verge of pure abstraction, and I strive to make every mark free with the energy of my body and not contrived or controlled.”

Read Sally Veach’s full Artist Spotlight here!

 

 

Ellen Levine Dodd: A random fact about you:

“I love adventure. I’ve been an avid windsurfer and kayaker. At 20 I spent a year traveling, motorcycling through England and Scotland, taking the Eurail up to Lapland, and working on a kibbutz in Israel for 6 months.”

Read Ellen Levine Dodd’s full Artist Spotlight here!

 

 

 

Joyce Howell: One thing you couldn’t live without?

“Good mexican food.”

 

Read Joyce Howell’s full Artist Spotlight here!

 

 

 

 

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

“My poodle Lolllie! She is spoiled, pampered and loved beyond measure!  hahaha”

Read Susan Britt Macon’s full Artist Spotlight here!

 

 

Paige Follmann: a. 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…”

            b. 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!”

Read Paige Follmann’s full Artist Spotlight here!

 

Pam Moxley: 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.”

Read Pam Moxley’s full Artist Spotlight here!

 

 

 

Kinuko Hoffman: Describe your aesthetic in three words?

“Clarity, Complexity, Nuance.”

 

Read Kinuko Hoffman’s full Artist Spotlight here!

 

 

 

Jane Schmidt: Favorite place to vacation? And/or dream trip?

“Maine has always been a favorite place to both vacation and paint.”

Read Jane Schmidt’s full Artist Spotlight here!

 

 

Judith Vivell: Tell us about your path to becoming an artist?

“In my junior year my father talked me into taking a semester and a summer off to live in Florence. I took him up on it and spent most days wandering 1961 Florence and visiting the Uffizi every day.  I began by making drawings of the masterpieces I saw everywhere.  In Florence I lived at a Pension.  The woman who ran the pension always wanted to see my drawings when I would come home at night.  When she asked if she could buy one, I told her that she could have it as a gift, but she insisted on buying it.  “I want to be your first collector,” she said. It was another seven years before I had my next sale.  And it was more of a trade than a sale.  I gave a painting of a large nude to a guy who wanted to sell the rights to his loft in Chinatown in New York City. Shortly after that I received my MFA from Hunter College and had my first solo show in New York at a place called Flats Fixed in Soho.  I also started selling my prints through Hank Baum Gallery in San Francisco and through Pace Editions in New York. I was in my late twenties when all that happened.”

Read Judith Vivell’s full Artist Spotlight here!

 

Look for our first Artist Spotlight of 2019, this January!

 

Written by, Sophie Lane

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Small Works Show

Dec 20, 18

Have yourself, a merry little Christmas! Our Small Works Show is up through the New Year and what better gift, than the gift of an original piece of artwork?

We have a great selection of work by over 30+ artists and it’s all small enough to fit under your Christmas tree!

Read on to see more of our current exhibition, and learn more about buying small works of art.

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John Beerman: Renewed Wonder

Nov 16, 18


The evening of October 25th was a magical opening with one of North Carolina’s most prominently collected living artists, John Beerman. Predominately known for his luminous depictions of nature and landscape, he is an interesting individual who’s artistic career and practice has been a pleasure to study and acknowledge with his solo exhibition ‘Renewed Wonder’ currently on display at Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery till late November.

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Artist Spotlight: Sally Veach

Oct 20, 18

We are so excited to be representing Sally Veach, a new artist to Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery! She is a fellow mountain dweller from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and has truly been a joy to get to know.

She’s a passionate, innovative artist who expresses herself, her thoughts, ideas and inspirations not only in her words written here, but also in her expressionistic paintings. Her work is especially meaningful as her Barns of Shenandoah series depicts “the tragedy of historic barns and the fact that they are slowly returning to nature”.

The preservation that occurs by making these paintings is the essence of the artists surroundings; the beauty, color and energy that occurs within nature. Her depictions thrill the viewer with the way air and earth come together to move nature, and also allow it to reclaim. Barns come from trees that belong to the soil, and in turn barns rest upon that soil, that ultimately takes back what is theirs.

Read on to learn more about Sally Veach: as an artist, her likes and her life! (more…)

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In Tandem: Ellen Levine Dodd

Oct 3, 18

Ellen Levine Dodd is one of the artists ANFA is featuring in our currently hung show, In Tandem, alongside Joyce Howell—visit previous post to learn more about her!

Dodd is a bright and fabulous woman who’s life-long love of art has generated both large-scale, encapsulating, tactful paintings—as well as simple, yet complex smaller works that demonstrate the components and departed layers of her gestural attributions. Framed together or individually, these works on paper are so satisfying and claim intrigue.

Read on to learn more about the Ellen Levine Dodd, her artwork and her remarkably adventurous life thus far! (more…)

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In Tandem: Joyce Howell

Sep 19, 18

The evening of the 21st of September, we will be featuring the wondrous works of Ellen Dodd + Joyce Howell, a dynamic duo whose abstract paintings inspire a spark of synergy. The first artist we are featuring for the upcoming show is Joyce Howell, an adventurous artist based in Texas whose water-inspired works exemplify the artists joyful and spontaneous spirit.

Joyce Howell is one of those artists whose laughter and happiness reflects off her paintings like light on the surface of water. Her paintings make you smile in the peace and tranquility they elect in the eye. We are so excited to be featuring her work alongside Ellen Dodd this September, their work together magnifies the bliss that comes from their colorful palettes and exuberant depiction of natural elements.

Read on to learn more about the intriguing Joyce Howell, and take a look at her studio! (more…)

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Artist Spotlight: Susan Britt Macon

Aug 7, 18

Anne Neilson Fine Art is thrilled to share their findings on an artist whose work individualizes the expression of abstraction and details the momentary aspects of color: Susan Britt Macon. A Carolina native, Macon is known for her use of bold colors and ever evolving knowledge grown in the workshops and classes she has taken over the course of her artistic career. Inspired by the color and movement, her compositions are influenced by nature, interior design, photographs, people and personal experiences. The unencumbered joy that is felt by the viewers of her work is innumerable, and we are so glad you all will get to know just a bit more about this wonderful woman as you read our exclusive interview below! (more…)

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McColl Center Alumni + Local Artists Feature

Aug 1, 18

Art Exhibition, Linda Luise Brown, Ivan Toth Depena, Tony Griffin, Diane Hughes, Carmella Jarvi, Terry Shipley, Kristen van Diggelen Sloan, artist, art gallery

This August, Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery will be featuring the collective works of several artists whose work exemplifies the locality of its makers and distinguishes the alumni of the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. This hub for creativity resides in a gothic-revived church that was built in 1926. After the church, a few years of vacancy and a fire that left the interior barren, it was bought in 1995 to become what it is today!

With the support of Hugh McColl and the Arts & Science Council, and with the vision of the FMK Architects and rebuilt by Rodgers Builders, the McColl Center for Art + Innovation opened it’s doors in 1999. Since then it “has become a nationally acclaimed contemporary art center dedicated to connecting art and artists with the community.”

The McColl alumni artists that will be in our upcoming exhibition are: Linda Luise Brown, Ivan Toth Depena, Diane Hughes, Carmella Jarvi and Terry Shipley. The featured local artists to accompany the McColl alumni are Kristen van Diggellen Sloan and Tony Griffin.

Read more about each of these artists & the art— below! (more…)

Chromatic Shift

Jul 17, 18

Our latest exhibition, Chromatic Shift, explores visual variations of line and color by six artists: Marcy Gregg, Audrey Stone, Jeff Erickson, Michael Barringer, and Ken Tate. Each artist employs a unique approach to the inclusion of chroma and differs in method of distinguishing line; while Michael Barringer arranges several canvases to physically create linear barriers between each component within his compositions, Ken Tate actively inflicts color onto the editorial black and white images that reminisce those in catalogues.

All of the artists featured here are brilliant in their activation of color and composition, as well as their refinement in constructing multi-dimensional surfaces that envelop the viewer and beckon them to stare on.

Read on to learn more about each of these artists, and their work! (more…)

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Botanica

May 14, 18

There is no energy like the energy of spring after a long winter! In celebration of this time of change and rebirth in the seasons and Anne Neilson Fine Art’s fourth year in business, we would like to introduce our group show, Botanica. Extending through June 1, the exhibition is devoted to new work by gallery artists Jhina Alvarado, Vesela Baker, Caroline Boykin, Paige Follman, Pam Moxley, Eliza Thomas, Judith Vivell, and Vikki Stockton. 

We are excited to welcome this bright, versatile body of work into the gallery, and hope that you will stop by the gallery to see the artwork for yourself! Read more about the artists and the inspirations for their botanical explorations below.

Read on to get to know each one of these artists, and their work! (more…)

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