Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Anne Gudrun has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
Anne is an award-winning artist based in North Vancouver, Canada. Anne was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 24th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.
Anne’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are Anne’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.
Canadian artist Anne Gudrun grew up in North Vancouver, British Columbia, where she was surrounded by the forest, mountains and ocean and could spend hours day-dreaming out her bedroom window, thinking and just observing life. Her visions and observations naturally made their way onto paper as intricate drawings of abstract form and colours, or life-like sketches of people and nature. She received her first oil paint set when she was nine years old and promptly taught herself to paint. Throughout her school years she excelled in the arts, and at 18 she set off to her ancestral home of Norway, spending a year at a small island art school. It was here that her love for the northern landscape and the beauty of nature took root.
Primarily a self-taught artist, Anne has studied locally with Canadian artists, as well as attending workshops and classes at Emily Carr College of Art and Design. Anne's unique style provides an uplifting and colourful statement piece and her work has been chosen for public art displays, receiving awards and special recognition in select online and international art competitions.
She lives in North Vancouver where she paints and creates from her studio, spending her summers in Norway and travelling. Her paintings reflect the beauty of nature with bold vibrancy and an innate sense of design.
I’ve always intuitively observed how lines, colours and shapes define the essence and personality of things, so when I paint I begin by breaking down the complete picture into its abstract forms. Whether creating the figurative representation of a person, or the abstraction of a forest or flower, I play with the interactions between the shapes and colours on canvas, each colour and shape becoming its own character and contributing to the work as a whole.
When looking closely at the details of the painting it appears abstract, but standing back you see the complete picture… The apparent random chaos of nature becoming form... The real from the abstract.
As a young girl I read stories of fairy-tale forests, trolls, myths and magic. It’s a world of wonder, adventure, mystery and transformation and it’s that world I want to re-create through my art, opening a doorway to a more brilliant reality.
Anne’s art can be found on her website.
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