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Anne Spencer (BA Dip. Ed. - Macq Uni) is a Sydney based artist whose artwork has continued to sell solidly since her first exhibition ‘Luminosity’ in 2005 at Newport Artworks; a sellout of 24 paintings, securing sales from previous catalogues as well as commissions. Concurrently exhibiting and art making, Anne has completed traditional techniques of oil painting with Celia Gullet and earlier, one year courses on tonalism with Graeme Inson and watercolours with the Julian Ashton Art School. Australian art history with the NSW Art Gallery has been another focus while various short courses and workshops with the National Art School and leading artists like Jo Bertini, Wendy Sharpe and Idris Murphy, have helped to expand her art education. Anne’s artworks have sold to a multitude of local Australian clients as well as internationally in London, Switzerland, Singapore and New York City/The Hamptons. She currently paints full-time in her Mona Vale studio on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
Artist’s Statement My artwork is semi representational. I don’t try to imitate nature but to create in paint the essence of how I react to, or relate to a given experience/my surroundings or landscape. This reaction I try to describe using colour, simplifed line, shape and forms to capture this essence. Depth interests me but not perspective. I like layers, foregrounds and backgrounds. I use oil paint and acrylics, translucent glazes and oil sticks to give me the type of line and colours that interest me. I approach my surroundings as a series of shapes and confgurations. Painting is a pleasure and a form of enlightenment where I lose myself in time. I agree with Wolf Kahn - “An artist thinks with a brush in their hand”.
Recent Exhibitions 2019 Project Gallery90, upcoming exhibition scheduled for July, Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney 2018 Project Gallery90, various group exhibitions, Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney 2018 Janet Clayton Gallery, Imagining Landscape, Oxford St, Paddington, solo exhibition in oils, paper & silk scarves 2016 Janet Clayton Gallery, Paddington, shared exhibition 2011-2014 Charles Hewitt Gallery, Darlinghurst & Marrickville. continual gallery exhibitions 2010 Charles Hewitt Gallery, Darlinghurst, Something Personal 2010 Newport Artworks, 1010, Northern Beaches, Sydney Galleries & Representation 2019 Gallery 104, TriBeCa & Chelsea locations & online 1stDibs, New York City 2018-2019 Project Gallery90, Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney 2015-2018 Janet Clayton Gallery, Paddington, Sydney 2010-2014 Charles Hewitt Gallery, Darlinghurst & Marrickville, Sydney 2013-2014 InArt Studio, Brisbane for International Art Fairs 2005-2010 Newport Artworks, Northern Beaches, Sydney 2004-2005 Serendipity Gallery, Katoomba Art Fairs (International) 2014 Affordable Art Fair, New York City. InArt Studio artist 2013 Affordable Art Fair, Seattle. InArt Studio artist Solo Exhibitions 2018 Janet Clayton Gallery, Imagining Landscape, Oxford St, Paddington, solo exhibition 2008 Newport Artworks, FLOW, Northern Beaches, Sydney 2006 Newport Artworks, F-light, featured artist, Northern Beaches, Sydney 2005 Newport Artworks, Luminosity, Northern Beaches, Sydney Other (of note) 2018 MoMA | Museum of Modern Art, In The Studio: Art by MoMA’s Online Community, digital exhibition at MoMA, New York 2017 Decoding Abstract art with artist Anne Spencer, online article, The Big Smoke Australia | The Opinion Leader 2015 ART/EDIT magazine #07 Jul/Sep: “Editor’s Pick; The Best of Abstract” 2012-2014 Private client commisions (International) — London, Switzerland, Singapore, New York 2008 Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France — selected for private garden access to paint when closed to public Art Education 2012-2014 NSW Art Gallery, Dip. Art Appreciation Course; Art & Australia (‘12), Realism to Abstraction (‘14) 2012 Celia Gullet Painting Course, Traditional Oil Painting Course, Annandale program 2009-2012 Ewart Gallery & Art School, Willoughby Workshop Arts Centre, various short courses 2009-2011 National Art School, various courses 1986-1987 Graeme Inson School, 2 years p/t, Tonalism - The methods of Max Meldrum 1985 Julian Ashton School, 2 years p/t, Life Drawing & Watercolour Courses & Workshops 2017 Idris Murphy National Art School & Various Art Workshops, Sydney, Austraila 2013 Wendy Sharpe, In the Footsteps of Matisse, Vence, France 2012-2013 Jo Bertini, Abstraction in the Landscape, Art Workshop Australia, Flinders Ranges 2009 Jo Bertini, Kangalon & Bundanon Painting, NSW 2008 Stephen Harvey, National Art School, En Plein Air Painting, Hill End Other (Formal Qualifications)
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Janet Clayton Exhibition & MOMA New York