Ann Sklar

Ann Sklar

 

 

I take lots of photographs. I take photographs of landscapes and objects in those landscapes, Close ups and distant vistas. I file them in folders and visit them for ideas and inspiration. Learning to pay attention and appreciate the details and nuances of the natural world is possibly the most important thing I have learned as an artist. It is also a never-ending. I have been thinking about the universal qualities of landscapes- those common characteristics that make one feel like they “know” the place and that it speaks to them of something deep and complex, something familiar and yet mysterious.  I am interested in the lines and shapes that repeat in nature and cause an intense personal response, sometimes conscious, sometimes not, but when painted evoke a strong emotional connection with the viewer.

 

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Radio Maine Episode 24: Unexpected Influences

Artist Ann Sklar was a printmaking major in college--not because she loved printmaking, but because of the charismatic female professor who led the program. From this professor, Ann learned much more about life and work than one might expect from a college course of study. The professor went on to become a provost at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Ann went on to co-found three art galleries. One of these is a Philadelphia-area female artist cooperative that still exists today. Ann brings a mindful and determined discipline to her work: a discipline she developed over years spent balancing the demands of her business ventures, young children and her own art practice. We’re fortunate to have Ann here in Maine during the summer months, where she resides in a home she built with her husband, Henry, along the banks of the Kennebec River in Woolwich. Please join us on today’s Radio Maine, as we talk about life and work with Portland Art Gallery artist, Ann Sklar.



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