About the Artist
I am a New England painter and a writer. The two actions seem to me to feed each other, opening me to see the world simultaneously in light and metaphor. I paint what pleases me and what moves me. My paintings are of people, things and places I love, and most of my paintings have personal historical references. The act of painting is a meditation for me, awakening me to "all this joy and beauty," in the words of my grandmother's favorite prayer. In a way my painting is also an act of longing. It is an effort to capture the extraordinary feeling of being held in a natural place or emotion, suspended in beauty, power, solitude and light.
You can see my work at the Copley Society on Newbury Street in Boston, and at the Casco Bay Artisan Gallery in Portland, Maine. Or you can come to Jamaica Plain Open Studios in the fall where each year I sell directly.
Anne D. Emerson
Sunset on the Rocks
I have spent most of my summers in East Penobscot Bay in Maine. This awesome glacial deposit is known locally as Pulpit Rock, though in its full magnificence it looks like a sleeping serpent. I have done many paintings of it, in oil, watercolor and pastel....