Building W-5, Studio 508
Primary Social Media: www.facebook.com/HKAnneFineArt
Media: Painting – Oil, Mixed Media
Background: American Landscape Artist H. K. Anne has a MFA in Painting from Western Connecticut State University and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College focusing on 19th Century European Art History and Studio Arts. Originally from Indianapolis, she lived in Ridgefield, CT for eighteen years and now resides in Haymarket, VA. A studio artist at the historic Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA, she immerses herself in the Greater Washington DC art scene including these highlights: awarded “Best in Show” honors at The Art League, Torpedo Factory; solo show “Goose Creek, The Four Seasons” exhibiting 25 works at The George Washington University, Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia; solo show “H. K. Anne Presents the American Landscape” at the U. S. Geological Survey in Reston, VA; Resident Artist at Washington Wealth Advisors, a wealth management firm at One Loudoun in Ashburn, VA; “Fall, Goose Creek, Leesburg, VA,” a 5-foot by 9-foot landscape oil painting, is on display in Sofia, Bulgaria at U. S Ambassador’s residence as part of the U.S. State Department’s Art in Embassies program until 2019.
Influences and Artistic philosophy: H. K. Anne’s paintings continue in the lineage set by the Hudson River Valley artists of the 19th century, yet record the changing landscape in the 21st century and the emotional connection we have with our environment. Many of the landscapes Anne paints have changed immensely due to development, climate change and natural disasters. Just as our lives are in flux, so, too, is the landscape. Anne is interested in this ever-changing, shrinking landscape, and translates these images to canvas via charcoal, turp, varnish, stand oil, and pigments, conveying a feeling rather than place recognition.