Artist Anna Lowell Finnerty

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As a native New Yorker, Lowely’s formative years were greatly influenced by the city’s museums and galleries. Her mother, a painter, encouraged early artistic efforts and this led eventually to Lowely’s employment at the Metropolitan Museum. Later she earned her BA in Art and Photography at Hampshire College, and M. Ed from Lesley college.
Many childhood summers were spent on Martha’s Vineyard at her great uncle’s house in Chilmark. She played on the beaches, wooded paths leading to the dunes, flowering meadows bounded by stone walls, and barns and farm houses that later would become the favored subject matter in her art.
After graduate school she moved permanently to the island where raising her own family and dual careers in real state and interior design were her primary focus for the next few decades.
In 2005 Lowely took the first of many pastel workshops with Ellen McClusky at Featherstone Center for the Arts and it rekindled her passion for painting.
Now she dedicates her full energies to pastel painting, and her paintings are represented by The Old Scuplin Gallery on Martha's Vineyard and the Meghan Candler Gallery, Vero Beach, Fl.  She is a juried member of  both the Pastel Society of America and the Martha's Vineyard Art Association, and an active member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. She was featured in the Fall Issue of Vineyard Style magazine.
” My passion is to paint every day, to express through the vibrant pigments of pastel the luminosity of light as it interacts with form. My paintings are an invitation to share in a reflective moment, to rekindle a memory or to see something old and familiar from a new perspective. “

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