As artists through the ages have shown us, there are many ways to express an idea. I paint ideas as ordinary objects, still life, landscape, narrative scenes and interiors in oil, pastels, and watercolor. I focus on everyday scenes in painted moments of time with the aim of elevating my subject, whether it is a person, place or thing. That is not always easy or possible, but I strive to honor what is before me and transform it into what I see. I love the act of making art and each time I step to the canvas I feel as challenged and expectant as I was the first time I picked up a brush.
Lately, my paintings have been motivated by memory. Many of my recent pieces were inspired by old photographs and painted in a style that is a blend of the contemporary and traditional. These paintings, all completed within the last year, hint at a new direction for my work and my appreciation for the sentiment inherent in the subject matter is urging me to produce further work in this vein.
I am a lifelong resident of South Jersey. Now retired and a graduate of the Visual Arts program at Stockton University, I have exhibited my paintings at the Ocean City Art Center, The Atlantic City Art Center, Zelphy’s Liberation Center for the Arts, The Hammonton Art Center, Atlantic City Regional Medical Center, the Noyes Museum, the Stockton University Art Gallery, and the African American Heritage Museum of South Jersey in Newtonville and Atlantic City, NJ.
All images copyright Anne Taylor Glapion no reproduction allowed without written permission.