Artist Statement

“Nature is always just outside our door inviting us to play.

The precious time we spend in nature fills the soul with peace and a fresh perspective away from the distractions of the world. My art attempts to capture these moments and allows the viewer to slow down and take in the view and reconnect with the natural world.

The wild, unpredictable medium of encaustics (paint made of beeswax, damar resin and pigment) allows me to depict the intensity, fluidity and texture of nature. When heated to a high temperature; the fun is dripping, oozing, and torching the hot wax to uncover what it wishes to reveal. Rocks, trees and other natural imagery take shape through the creative dance of layering, reheating, and further manipulating the wax and adding mixed media. The finished painting is a representation of my ‘playdate’ with Nature – actual or imagined.”

“All nature is but art unknown to thee.” – Alexander Pope

Biography

ANNE STINE, artist

A native Northern Virginian, Anne began painting at a young age and developed a love of working with a variety of media. After a career in Arts Marketing, her passion for painting lead her to leave a conventional career and open her first creative business, Anne Stine Decorative Painting in 1999. For many years, she delighted residential and commercial clients with her murals until 2014 when she shifted her focus to original art work.

Anne concentrates primarily on the ancient wax based medium of encaustic paint (a molten beeswax mixed with resin and pigments) which she incorporates oils, pigmented shellac, vintage papers, textiles and salvaged found objects. The manipulation of the wax allows her to evoke a realistic element as she captures the beauty of nature through vivid color, rich texture and multiple transparent layers of wax.

Stine’s work has been exhibited at:  Gross-Downing Cultural Arts Center, Newport News, VA; AiM Gallery, Middleburg, Va.; Tryst Gallery, Leesburg, Va.; The Gateway Gallery, Round Hill, Va; ETC., Round Hill, Va; 8 Chains Winery, Purcellville, VA; Franklin Arts Center, Purcellville, VA; Harvest Ball Art Show, Salamander Resort, Middleburg, VA 2016; and several local boutiques.

Juried Art Show Participation: Western Loudoun Artist Studio Tour 2016, 2017; Catoctin Holiday Art Tour 2016, 2017.

Member of the Loudoun County Artisan Trail

Anne lives in Purcellville, Virginia, with her husband and three children.