August 19 - October 3
Fineberg Family Community Room
Anne Ireland’s landscapes reflect her deep connection to the woods and waters of mid coast Maine. Covid travel restrictions were not a problem for Anne whose farm and nearby trails provided a wealth of material for these paintings. She uses sketches and photographs to record her immediate impressions on location and brings them to her studio. Capturing her initial emotional understanding of a place, she begins painting with a robust application of color to describe the light. Creating simplified shapes, the details are distilled to serve the power of the bigger picture. The painting then becomes its own reference as it evolves.
Anne Ireland grew up outside of New York City and spent every summer in Maine at her family’s saltwater farm on the New Meadows River where she now lives. After graduating from Bowdoin College and working in NYC Anne and her family moved to Maine in 1984 where she continued her education at the Maine College of Art. She has shown in galleries throughout New England and Florida and is in the collections of numerous corporations and hospitals. She is represented by Moss Galleries and The Gallery at Somes Sound. Anne maintains studios in Ft. Andross, Brunswick, Maine and Sarasota, Florida.