Anne's signature mixed-media sunflower paintings are created with a fluid mix of pastel, charcoal, ink and glimmering touches of gold. Anne's training in fashion design is apparent in her stunning use of color and contrast. Watch Anne work in the gallery at 60 Broad Street on Friday, October 4th, from 5 - 8 pm.
"To be able to pick up a pastel and draw or paint at the same time lends itself perfectly to how I work. I love the variety of texture and mark-making, whether I take advantage of the pastel to make direct marks, or manipulate the use of colors through tools - razors, various paintbrushes, bamboo skewers - to rub, scratch, or brush the pigment on the surface. Pastel allows me to be impulsive and react immediately to what's developing in each painting." Anne Strutz.