May 31 – June 18, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, 2 – 5 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, June 18, 3 – 4 pm
Making abstract art was not easy for me. I chose it because I fell in love with the work of the American abstract expressionists. I chose it because it challenges me. I love how colours play off of each other; I love texture and immediacy. The constant trial of getting this down on paper both satisfies and confounds me.
The majority of my work is either pastel or Oil stick. I like the unpredictable outcomes that usually usurp my vision of what the work was to be, but usually can bring me better surprises.
Anne McAlear has been making art for over 50 years. With a background training at York University, Ontario College of Art, and continuing a variety of classes for ongoing technical exploration, Anne works in a variety of media and artistic styles. Anne has worked in printmaking, encaustic, oil, acrylic, pastels, oil stick, textile art, silk painting and embroidery. With her abstract work, she has been influenced by the art of Rothko and Motherwell as well as children’s art.