Fresh Paint - New Work by Anne Davis

Release Date: 
October 17, 2022

Dog and cat painting by Anne Davis

Acrylic on canvas, 42x38, by Anne Davis

Through December 9, 2022

Fresh Paint

New Work by Anne Davis

On display at the CVMC Art Gallery through December 9, 2022

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Artist Statement

Nothing like a fresh coat of paint
I always say
So I wind up painting over existing paintings
Looking for the painting I want to make
I work intuitively so it’s a mystery
What I’ll end up with
This process is fun and messy
I often have maybe 6 paintings going at one time
This process can also be nerve wracking and not fun
I took stock of my paintings preparing for this show
There was way too much green
I wanted to get some more color happening
So I went for some fresh paint with pink and orange and blue
I also wanted to look with fresh eyes at my usual subject matter
My little black dog
Beaches and bodies
People lounging on couches
It’s a good thing to have a show
You get to try new things
I just started painting fish
And adding words to a painting
Because I like signage
And edging more towards the abstract
I enjoyed preparing for this show.
A lot of fresh paint

I went to art school in Philadelphia, the city of my birth. I studied fabric design there and tapestry weaving, and got into outsider art and working on a loom. I wove tapestries filled with strange primitive animals. Time passed and over the years I ended up working in many art (and non-art) related jobs. I worked as a bookbinder and a graphic designer. I designed window displays. But I wanted to be a self supporting artist and so I started my own greeting card business, Anne Made Cards. I learned a lot about painting from making all those cards. This led to publishing two children’s books with Harper Collins: Bud and Gabby and No Dogs Allowed. 

I live and work in Barre. The four big windows in my garage studio were put there by a previous owner—a granite sculptor who was noted for his angels.

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