Artist Ann Sklar

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I don't paint just what I see.  I paint what I feel. 
I take a lot of photographs. I take photographs of landscapes with both distant and nearby perspectives and refer to them often for ideas and inspiration. Paying close attention to the details and nuances of the landscape is possibly the most important thing I have learned as an artist. It has given me an increased appreciation for our everchanging world.  
I have been thinking about the universal qualities of landscapest, 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,the shapes and the color variations 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.


        Ann Sklar
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Painting is an expression of my connection to both the visual world and my own inner world. The environment and our reaction to it help to shape us, to define who we are. I like to think that a painting has the ability to help a person respond to everyday experiences.
My modern landscapes are meant to evoke a mood of contemplation of a quiet time and place. They are meditations on what we see every day. I like to create a feeling of limitlessness and mystery; and a sense that the horizon is infinite. I hope that the viewer will have an emotional response and reaction to each painting.
Opening Show, Watson Macrae Gallery, Sanibel Island, FL. November 2019
Three persons show, The Portland Art Gallery, July 2019
Juried Exhibition, Lightning, Amelie Arena, August 2018-August 2019
Solo Show, The Portland Art Gallery, June 2018
Group Show, The Kelpie Gallery, "Summertime at the Kelpie", 2018
Group Show, Gravers Lane Gallery,"The Color of Water", March 2018
Group Show, The Kelpie Gallery, "Summertime at the Kelpie" June 2017
"New Horizons", Solo Show, Gallery at the Grand,Kennebunk, Maine, May 28-June 25, 2016
Canyon Ranch Exhibit, Curtesy of The Wit Gallery , Lenox, MA, 2016
Portland Art Gallery, Maine, ongoing
Gallery at the Grand Hotel, Kennebunk, Maine, ongoing 
Gallery at Somes Sound, Somesville,(Mt. Desert Island) Maine,2011-16
Martin Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, 2012 -2015
Featured Artist, Donna Gordon Gallery, February,2013
Painting Maine III, Damariscoota River Grill,  July, -August.2012
BEACH, BEACH, BEACH,  Donna Gordon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.  January 2012
Backus Museum, Fort Pierce FL, December 2011
OH, BE STILL, Donna Gordon Gallery, St Petersburg, FL. October 2011

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