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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Artist Spotlight: William McLure

Feb 5, 19

Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery is so excited for our upcoming solo exhibition for William McLure, opening this Thursday evening, February 7th. This show features 24 original paintings by the artist whose especial eye for design, composition + the artistry of insightful mark making, has been featured on many design + art blogs, including: Lonny Magazine, La Dolce Vita, Southern Living, Mark D. Sikes, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine.

artist + designer, his aesthetic is “timeless, collected and emotional” — W.M.

Read on to learn more about William McLure, and view his works here! 

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Artist Spotlight: Laurie Tennent

Jan 28, 19

 

Name: Laurie Tennent

Hometown: Birmingham, MI

Currently Living: Birmingham, MI

 

Nature captured in such sophisticated simplicity, Laurie creates an ever-lasting image that stands the force of the elements. A feat that allows viewers to see their favorite botanicals in every season, all year round!

 

Her artist statement, “Complexity of character, masculine and feminine, intimate yet bold, sensual yet strong:  My photographs are an exploration of these dualities. By exaggerating the inner architecture of plant life, I offer the viewer a chance to become confronted by and immersed in nature.”  Read on to learn more about Laurie Tennent, her life, and art! (more…)

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Through the Lens

Jan 21, 19

The night of January 10th was a wonderful start to this new year, kicking off with our very first photography exhibition! A carefully composed experience, the gallery walls feature a wide range of photography by: Fred Bettin, Edwina Willis Fleming, Thomas Hager, Josef Hoflehner, Pam Moxley, Laurie Tennent, Dean West + Ben Winkler. Ranging from perspective black and white photos, to mixed media resin-coated panels, this show reveals the varying spectrum of photography. Read on to see pictures of the exhibition opening, artists with their artwork, as well as the install shots + learn more about each of these artists!

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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! (more…)

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