I like to cook. I enjoy creating food by taking several recipes and pulling bits and pieces from each one to create something new. Sometimes it works deliciously and sometimes it doesn’t. It takes finesse to balance ingredients just right. But, when that happens, eating the dish brings a moment of pure delight.
My work with encaustic painting is like my cooking. I connect bits and pieces to show off the beauty of our world in realistic or abstract ways. It requires finesse in balancing the amount of heat, colors, layers, textures and various components. My goal is to create a painting that gives the viewer a moment of joy and wonder.
Anne grew up in southern New Hampshire and currently lives in Norway, Maine. She took classes in drawing and painting as a child, and her love of art grew with her into adulthood. After moving to Maine in 1994, she took many art classes with artist Arla Patch, and explored several techniques and media, including watercolor, acrylic, pastels, mask-making, clay and more.
She signed up for her first encaustic workshop with artists Kim Bernard and Dietlind Vander Schaaf at the Maine College of Art in Portland in March, 2015. This ancient art medium ignited a new creative passion within her. To broaden her encaustic skills, Anne took workshops with encaustic artists Emma Ashby in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Jorge Luis Bernal in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She also attended the Maine Coast Encaustic Workshop Retreat in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 2015, 2017 and 2018. Encaustic painting incorporates elements from many of the techniques Anne has learned over the years.