15th of December - 14th of January 2019/20
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California-resident and Montreal-born artist, Ane Howard, an abstract figurative mixed media artist, tells an emotional and imaged story in the portraits and landscapes she paints. Using deconstructed form born out of the expressionist movement, bold paintbrush and contrasting hues of colors, she imbues each brushstroke with meaning to evoke moods and ideas.
Following a lifelong exploration of different art forms, Ane is dedicated to full-time painting. Speaking about her passion for oil painting, she said, “Nothing has ever fulfilled my need for self-expression the way painting does.”.
Lola the Koi
Koi on fire
We noticed that your paintings has a very interesting titling or naming convention. How do you name your art pieces usually?
My painting naming doesn't follow a convention, I try to be as descriptive as possible and to tell a story with my titling.
Meet Charles the Koi
Why 'Meet Charles'? Who does the koi reminds you of and what does it symbolize in your personal opinion as the artist?
Charles the Koi is about people who are self-important and see themselves as more important than they really are. And yes, I have a few people's minds, but I won't name names!
The koi in Japan represents good fortune or luck and is associated with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose, and abundance. For me, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement in my artistic development.
Koi and Water Lily
THE DIVER COLLECTION
Waiting for the next wave
Ane's vivid oil paintings have been shown at various Art Galleries in Northern California, such as the well-known Claudia Chapline Contemporary Art Gallery, the Marin Society of Artists, and Art Works Downtown and are owned by collectors around the globe.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I get my inspiration from my personal life and what I am going through at this moment, the nature around me, and the ones close to me. Cowgirl on Fire, a collage, was inspired by the wildfires in California. We spent a few days on high alert not knowing if we would need to evacuate and my way of dealing with it was by creating this artwork. It’s part of the Exploration Collection.
The Koi Art Collection was inspired by a friend of mine love for her pond of koi, how she cares for them and relates to them really touched me. I also wanted to explore movement in water, how light plays with it.
I’m also exploring developing decorative items for the home. I'm actually working on some designs today for a Wearable Art collection featuring existing painting and new work created solely to be a wearable. I don’t see any reasons to limit myself to one form of artistic expression.
How important is an uncluttered workspace?
I don't know how important it is to have an uncluttered space. I have limited space and I need to cram a lot in it. I store blank and painted canvas, a cabinet with paints, brushes, material for collages, frames, paper, I need a larger studio! What is important to me is light and good ventilation. Light to move around the canvas and see how it looks in different locations and to make adjustments accordingly and ventilation because I mostly work in oil and I need it to avoid getting a headache from the fumes.
Diver Hits the Water
Diver Standing Looking Down
Diver Roaring 20s in Red
Meet by the Pool
Diver Reading Her Kindle
Winner takes it all - Metamorphosis
Graffiti Swan Dive
Ane is a member of the following art associations.
American Women Artists - National
Art Works Downtown
Marin Society of Artists
Do not hesitate to contact Ane to discuss commissioned artwork and your specific art needs. Ane accepts commissions for residential and commercial spaces.
Cowgirl on Fire
Rising with the Wave
OCEAN & BAY SCENE
Angels Visiting Golden Gate Bridge
Driving by Ocean Beach
Sunset in Santa Cruz
Natural Bridges Santa Cruz
Sausalito by the dock
Sausalito Sailboat at Sunrise
Shade of Winslow