Abstract Artist: Anne B Schwartz
Medium: Mixed Media
My new collection of paintings stems from my fascination with the ruins of Italy. I have utilized the multi textured appearance of the ruins in my paintings. In addition, I tried to capture the stunning, dazzling colors of Italy and especially the Amalfi Coast. By layering surfaces and color, I attempt to reveal a geometry with a distinctive modernist flair. Insinuations of the architecture, both present and past, of Southern Italy’s coastal villages and ruins emerge from my abstracted imagery, producing a dreamlike mood that does not reside in a specific time.
Anne Brawer Schwartz has exhibited her mixed media paintings in numerous group shows throughout Los Angeles County. In 2010, her work was published in the coffee table book “Santa Monica,” featuring art inspired by the seaside city of Santa Monica, CA, published through Jeffrey Crussell Fine Art. Anne was recently honored as “Liquitex Artist of the Month,” and she has received several awards for her work in various juried art competitions. Anne earned her Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the University of Oregon, and she also attended the Gemological Institute of America. Her background as a successful jewelry designer and gemologist informs her fine art painting.