Tips and Tricks to Curate a Gallery Wall

Jul 2, 19

A gallery wall is a space to exhibit artwork and collections. A blank canvas which possesses endless possibilities and custom designs from every angel created by you, the curator. The process takes time and thought for a cohesive look to occur. Gallery walls bring style and personality to any room or space. It can be a great addition to display what you love and tell the story of you and your artistic taste!

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Artist Spotlight: Daniela Schweitzer

Jun 18, 19
Artist: Daniela Schweitzer, pictured with work.

Our current show Form Figure Gesture opened a couple weeks ago and features work by Gail Ragains, Lisa Moore, Bonnie Goldberg and Daniela Schweitzer—who we are highlighting in this artist spotlight!

Daniela Schweitzer was born in the countryside of Argentina and currently resides in Santa Monica, CA where she paints both in her studio as well as en plain air along the coast. Having been featured in UK Vogue and with several solo exhibitions on the horizon, we are honored to represent her and her assortment of works that call in all sorts of color and subjectivity. LA based art critic, Peter Frank wrote just last year, that “she has developed a distinctive style that yet bespeaks its roots, and extends a painterly tradition that in this day and age would hardly seem extendable. More importantly, she makes art not to admire its philosophical intricacy, but to share that intricacy with her viewers.” For full written critique, please click here!

Read on to get to know Daniela: her life, work and ideas + view all works by her available at our gallery—PLUS a sneak peek into her studio!

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Artist Spotlight: Gail Ragains

Jun 5, 19

Gail Ragains is a remarkable person who has done so much, and is still doing so much! We’d all like to take a stroll in her back-yard and talk to her all about the crazy experience of participating in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon! Amazing and driven, her painting style is relaxed and riddled with improvisation.

She allows the paint to just be what it is, and non-intentionally reacts to the paint as it’s applied with ease. The work speaks for itself as it portrays it’s raw form and seemingly exists to the viewer as an experience.

With 25 years of being a massage therapist under her belt, she depicts the human form with a hands-on outlook; and having been painting since the early 1900’s, she is represented in galleries in both the US and Canada— Where her figures induce a sense of overall relaxation.

Read on to learn more about Gail Ragains, see her life and love for coffee, and works available here at ANFA Gallery!

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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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Artist Spotlight: Hannah Lane

Apr 29, 19

Hannah Lane is a newer addition to our represented artists and we are over the moon to have her work in our space! This Thursday, May 2nd 6-8pm is the exhibition opening of Southern Accents, and Hannah Lane is 1 of 6 featured artists in this fresh, fearless and female group show! Originally from Baton Rouge, LA the Nashville based artist creates these mesmerizing and saturated works of art that is made of layers and layers of paint and paper. The inclusive and illustrative content of her work inspires love and compassion. Read on to learn more about this wonderful woman, her life + studio practice! (more…)

Olly Olly Oxen Free: The Dynamic Duo

Apr 15, 19

As a collaborating duo, we asked Stephanie + Pam about their experience coming together to create a body of work for the exhibition, Olly Olly Oxen Free which is up until the end of this week, 4/20/19!

The exhibition features work by both Stephanie + Pam individually, while spotlighting the work they made together. Read on to view their works and learn more about the collaboration and their experience! (more…)

Artist Spotlight: Heather Blanton

Apr 9, 19

In celebration of spring and the coming of sun, we also embrace the outdoors especially this time of year! Ringing in competition and reviving the human spirit, American painter and photographer, Heather Blanton—known for her graphite + acrylic works, latest series “Sports” has art-buyers and sport enthusiasts alike rushing for the finish line of MINE!

“My works are focused on the energy of the race,” Blanton explains of her “Sports” series. “They are easily distinguishable by compositional elements of color and form. By creating dialog between the viewer and the subject matter, this series is a cohesive collection of flat images with a chaotic, pattern-like style where the lines and negative spaces are almost as important as the subject matter.”

“My work is energy made to manifest. The human spirit thriving on excellence only brought through competition. They are celebrations of the humans spirit and the will to win.” —Heather Blanton
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Pursley Dixon Pop-Up!

Mar 26, 19

 

As today was the last day of the Pursley Dixon Architecture Pop-Up-Shop at our gallery, it’s only fitting to share this amazing expierience with all of you!

5 days of all things old n’ new, the pop-up encompassed the entire gallery and our current exhibition, Olly Olly Oxen Free! The collaborative duo show featuring art by Stephanie King + Pam McDonald.

For those of you who don’t know what Pursley Dixon Architecture is… here is a little snippet from their website!

 

“an architecture + interior design firm specializing in custom residential work. Founded on the simple thought that beauty matters, our firm strives to thoughtfully create living spaces that are as beautiful and unique as the people who will occupy them. Ever mindful of traditional building elements, the design team collectively views both modernism and classicism as a part of the broader language of architecture, while working to cultivate a fresh and forward approach to design. Distinctive homes created by the thirteen member firm can be found throughout the country, including in North Carolina, New York, California, Illinois, Colorado, Maryland, Virginia, Vermont, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and South Carolina.”

Read on to learn about this beautiful firm, view pictures of the installation at our gallery + some complete projects of their own! (more…)

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Olly Olly Oxen Free: Stephanie King + Pam McDonnell

Mar 12, 19

Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery is happy to present Stephanie King (left) + Pam McDonnell (right), the dynamic duo whose collaborative show Olly Olly Oxen Free opens this Thursday evening, March  14th 6-8pm. While each artist brings their own style + personality to this body of work, as individual artists coming together to create, it’s their respective attributes + lives that distinguish each of them. Both artists answered the same questions and while their responses have their variations, one can seen their obvious parallels.

Read on to learn more about each artist!

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