The freedom of having the painting dictate itself and evolve is what makes it exciting for me! It always keeps it fresh and new and never finds itself repeating. I have a lot of energy and emotion that comes through me into the canvas. What comes out of me and onto the canvas is what it's supposed to be. I don't try and change that; it's me in paint form and I run with it! [It's a] very organic and intuitive [process].Read More
Inspired by the Impressionists, primarily Monet and Van Gogh, Ann uses color in a similar fashion by letting the viewer's eye blend the colors applied to her canvas. She uses acrylic paints which allow her to layer more often as the paint dries more quickly than other media.
"As a colorist, I am constantly experimenting with color. Using transparent layers of color, I develop complex color relationships and intriguing depths that viewers often describe as ethereal." Ann's color usage and expressive mark-making draw the viewers into the depths of a painting, where even the darkest areas convey color and light shining from below.Read More
In Studio 6, Chris Sharp sits at a tabletop covered in pencil drawings, rendered illustrations, and various doodles. He is surrounded by whimsical and colorful paintings of his own imaginative, friendly creatures - a bison-type animal with a giant grin, a friendly insect with a towering top hat, even a menacing pumpkin-headed figure still manages to be inviting and fun.Read More