Monthly Archives: May 2019

Artist Spotlight: Lisa Moore

May 29, 19

Lisa Upchurch Moore is an Atlanta based artist whose beautifully stunning works of the female figure carry such a sense of serenity. From the palette to the the canvas, the depiction of emotion and persona in these paintings is eternally apparent and utterly mezmerizing!

“Keep It Hush Hush” by Lisa Moore. Currently available at ANFA Gallery, Charlotte NC.

“People are bombarded daily with images of all that is wrong and ugly in our world. Sometimes that constant flow of negativity establishes an overarching cynicism and melancholy… and we forget that we have a choice in our perspective. I am inspired by… The beauty of the figure both human and horse in motion or at rest. The feeling of love and joy when watching children at play and the history of old worn out buildings.I love capturing the essence of those people, places or things and bringing their soul forward to view and feel. My hope is that through my art, viewers will choose to tap into the feelings of joy, comfort, and happiness that stem from the simple things of everyday life … holding a child’s hand, feeling the warmth of an animal, or remembering a place or time that holds meaning.” — Lisa Moore

Her hometowns are Calhoun and Carrollton, GA and she is currently based in Atlanta! Read on to learn more about Lisa’s work and life!

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Artist Spotlight: Bonnie Goldberg

May 22, 19
“My figure work is the embodiment of who I am as an artist. I connect to the lines and shapes of the pose, the gesture of the model, and find the essence of the person who is posing. As I work and find the gesture, I try to keep the details to a minimum. I believe it is important to engage the viewer in a work of art and I see it as collaboration between the model, the artist, and the viewer. We, as artists and as lovers of art, understand that art is what teaches us what is important in life and defines those moments that we all have when beauty becomes reality.” 

Our upcoming exhibition, “Form, Figure, Gesture” opens next Thursday, May 30th, and we couldn’t be more excited! Bonnie is one of the featured artists on this show, alongside: Lisa Moore, Gail Ragains, and Daniela Schweitzer.

Bonnie is originally from, and is based out of Columbia, South Carolina where she paints her abstract, figurative works on both paper and canvas. Her expressive quality of line and use of elective mediums, makes her work most captivating as the layers create an immersed composition. Beyond her work, Bonnie made us feel empowered and beautiful with her honest answers in this feature. Read on to read them for yourself!

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Remi Adeleke Book Signing

6–8 pm
Join us for a book signing with Remi Adeleke, author, actor, navy seal and entrepreneur to celebrate the release of Transformed: A Navy Seal’s Unlikely Journey From The Throne of Africa, To The Streets Of The Bronx, To Defying All Odds.
Copies of Transformed will be available to purchase at the event.
RSVP by Thursday, May 23 to events@anneneilsonfineart.com

Form, Figure, Gesture

6–8 pm
Form, Figure, Gesture brings together four artists, Bonnie Goldberg, Lisa Moore, Gail Ragains, and Daniela Schweitzer, in a group exhibition to explore individual interpretations of the human figure. Variations in pose, movement, and form demonstrate complexities and bring energy and emotion to the artwork. Please join us Thursday, May 30, 6–8 pm for the opening reception.