Subject Tags: final, temporary, fields, fun, lively, square art, textured, layers, depth, modern art, conceptual, modern, contemporary, inspirational, energetic, soft, colorful, love, acrylic, light, daughters, landscape, nature, beautiful, bold, growth, celebrate, motherhood, journey, dreams, spiritual, universal connections, vibrant, dynamic, floral, flowers, abstract
Size: 36"W x 36"H x 1.875"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
(9)- 12"w x 12"h x 1 7/8" each
sealed with polyacrylic (edges painted white)
To be human is to feel, to love passionately, to regret, to mourn, to celebrate, to partake in life, to fight with everything in our being to simply be able to breathe the air of freedom. For so many of us to be human presents itself through the constant fight every day to simply exist. It is the perennial struggle to matter… to be heard… the lone voice in the cacophony of life. Each of us has our own unique story to tell. And through my art is how I tell mine.
The underlying foundation of my work deals with these transitory, fragmented moments in life and thus, this particular piece reflects the ongoing theme of my work and the inspiration behind the notion that we are “Universally Connected”-all things. The idea of using “nature” as a symbol to the struggles that all things undergo is often employed in my artwork. With any growth in life, both beauty and chaos are intricately intertwined. Like the flower that graces us with its ephemeral splendor, there is both fragility and strength that encompasses it. And though often, one admires the beauty, the elegance, the simplicity of the flower and all that it radiates; one must also appreciate the chaos, the struggles for the blooms to occur to respect the entirety of the flower.
In this painting, the opposing factors of fragility and chaos are indicative of the gentle outlining of the shapes and the soft palette chosen, juxtaposed with deep grooves and marks. Each panel becomes a representative of a particular evolving “moment”, all the while cohesively enabled to make up the totality of the whole painting; a whole flower.
After spending many years fighting against her true calling in life, Anne Oliver decided to fight no more and set upon a new adventure where she followed her heart and returned back to college. Embarking on this journey lead her to her true passion-the arts! Three years later, in 2003, she earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Art degree (emphasis in Painting) and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the School of Art & Art History at the University of Florida. She looks back at that time in her life as a “magical experience”. She states, “I not only feel fortunate enough to have been given a second chance to pursue my education; but I feel enormously blessed to have been given such great instruction from my professors and for the friendships that were developed there.” Ms. Anne Oliver works out of her home studio located in North Florida. She would classify herself as a versatile painter, fluctuating between arrays of styles, depending upon her mood. In learning to not fight the internal instinct/eclectic nature of her being which drives her, she no longer questions the need to “dabble”. So she simply listens, embraces and goes with the flow. Each style offers her something new, exciting, and unique from the others. She has exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions and her artwork can be found in both public and private collections throughout U.S., Canada and Japan.