My friend Baela, a budding artist   

My friend Baela, a budding artist

 

I maintain a studio in Anacortes Washington which is open by appointment. Call 360.770.1245

P.O. Box 1051 Anacortes Wa.98221 or annemartinmccool@gmail.com

My work begins with color.

Over the years I have worked with many media.
I work with oil, acrylic and watercolor.
My inspiration comes from many things, including travel and the many moods of Northwest Washington beauty.


Many of my paintings include landscape elements
and symbols of sanctuary, a sense of place and the
healing power of color.


I have lived in Anacortes Washington since 1979.
It is a wonderful community for supporting the arts.
My work has shown in galleries in Washington, California, Arizona and Idaho and exhibitions in Japan, New Zealand, France and Ireland.

 

Island Moon 24x18" acrlic on panel

 

Dear Viewer,

When I start a group of paintings I’m not sure exactly where I’ll be going. They are like places on a journey and my mission is to discover what is there. I begin with color – grabbing what jumps out at me from my paint tubes and jars and pulling out some favorite brushes….choosing a size of canvas and I’m off.

Once I have begun, colors speak to me and to each other, shapes form and I see something which wants to be expressed. This combination of things has to feel just right. It is a form of meditation for me. It sometimes takes quite a while to really get attuned to that special place. Paintings tend to go through many iterations before they settle and then often require a lot of hours working out the techniques needed. Once a group of pieces are in process they start to relate and lead on to another.

 Traveling this spring the patterns and colors in various landscapes - especially types of deserts - has definitely influenced many of these works. Then I come around to certain themes again and again. A sense of place, of home and refuge. I paint trees. I see an abundance of beauty. I meditate on the tree of life and our connection to the earth and sky.

Anne Martin McCool

 

When I start a group of paintings I’m not sure exactly where I’ll be going. They are like places on a journey and my mission is to discover what is there. I begin with color – grabbing what jumps out at me from my paint tubes and jars and pulling out some favorite brushes….choosing a size of canvas and I’m off.

Once I have begun, colors speak to me and to each other, shapes form and I see something which wants to be expressed. This combination of things has to feel just right. It is a form of meditation for me. It sometimes takes quite a while to really get attuned to that special place. Paintings tend to go through many iterations before they settle and then often require a lot of hours working out the techniques needed. Once a group of pieces are in process they start to relate and lead on to another.

 Traveling this spring the patterns and colors in various landscapes - especially types of deserts - has definitely influenced many of these works. Then I come around to certain themes again and again. A sense of place, of home and refuge. I paint trees. I see an abundance of beauty. I meditate on the tree of life and our connection to the earth and sky.

Anne Martin McCool

 

 

private collection  Spring Moon 24x40 acrylic on canvas

 

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 Spring Calligraphy 24x30   

Spring Calligraphy 24x30