At first glance Stephanie Anderson’s subjects appear to be traditional and casual arrangements. But the viewer quickly realizes that that’s part of the illusion and playfulness that makes these masterful watercolors so involving.
They are actually highly structured compositions that draw you in. “I want the viewer to go beneath the surface,” explains Anderson, “to experience the painting from another, somewhat less familiar, vantage point.” The subjects of these recent paintings are surprising. Ordinary, everyday objects juxtaposed with depictions of extraordinary moments. Each painting capturing its own world.
Gallery on the Green owner and co-founder, Jay Morales said, “We’re delighted to have Stephanie back and see the evolution of her work. She is a favorite of our patrons and whatever she paints is unexpected and always beautiful.”
Stephanie Anderson graduated in 1999 with a BFA in Illustration from The Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been seen on exhibit at the Attleboro Museum (Attleboro, MA) and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She is also an award-winning book illustrator. Her first picture book was Weaving the Rainbow, by George Ella Lyon, for which she received the Marion Vannett Ridgeway Memorial Book Award and her art was praised by Kirkus Reviews as â€œexquisite.â€ She lives in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
I am incorporating contemporary objects” plastic bags for instance “that simultaneously serve to locate these paintings in our times and continue the strong tradition of still life that has captivated artists and art lovers throughout the centuries.