Monday, November 16, 2009

anne neely

lethe, 2005-06, oil on linen, 55x70, strata, 2008, oil on linen, 60x80, inward lakes, 2008, oil on linen, 60x84, among other black barges, 2008, oil on linen, 24x32, green river, 2006, oil on linen, 64x84
Although my work has always had a specific context, the act of painting most compels me. Paint leads me essentially and gives me the opportunity to reinvent landscape, the natural world, and myself. Above all paint can invent a space through the exploration of uncharted territories and imagined landscapes. Painting ignites and empowers my awareness of our diminishing natural resources and, within that vast arena, I have chosen to focus on water above and below the earth's and our own skin. Many of these works were created in Maine and pay homage to known water sources such as oceans, aquifers and lakes. I try equally to express the lost stillness of place.
i just had a crazy hard time editing this post, i love ALL of her work...see more here.


  1. I gasped out loud when I saw this work this morning. Amazing, complex, rich and satisfying and I totally see her inspiration.

  2. me, too. i can't get enough of her work!

  3. This work is fascinating and ... keeps drawing me back into it!