With ancestral roots in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and a native of Maine, Anne Garland's lifelong connection to the coastal and mountain landscapes continues. She earned a BFA degree from the Maine College of Art, with a major in painting and printmaking. "My selection of methods used, whether on canvas or paper, is dependent on my subject, and what I wish to articulate about it. I have no formula to my approach. Ideas develop over a period of time, a process that is ever evolving, adding greater insight, depth, and significance to my subject, which invariably addresses my curiosity and concern for the natural environs of todays world."
She was assistant instructor to painter/printmaker Alice Spencer for a Printmaking Methods class at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, worked for several years as technician in the Printmaking Department at the Maine College of Art, and continues to be an active member of the Peregrine Press, a professional printmakers cooperative in Portland, Maine.
Artist-in Residence positions have taken her to locations in Penobscot Bay, Stonington, Maine, Baie Saint Marie in Edinburgh, Nova Scotia, and the Buffalo National River in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. She has traveled to China with the Boston Printmakers on an artist exchange with the Hangzhou Art Academy. "Being in new and varied locations deepens my love and interest of natural places, providing unlimited inspiration for my creative work."
Garland's oil paintings and prints are in many private and public collections, including the New York Public Library, Portland Museum of Art, the University of New England, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Farnsworth Museum of Art, and Colby College Museum of Art.
"Now, the designs all originate in my head. They grow into obsessions, threatening to take me over unless I solve the problem of how to create them. That combination of vision, focus, tension and release is the root of my addiction...."
The work shown is currently available, but other work not shown may be available upon request.
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