"A Quiet Place"
Oil Paintings by Anne Wickham Smith
Based in Belmont and Lenox MA, Anne has been developing her oil painting since 2005. Prior to painting, she wrote, produced, and directed videos and films for more than 20 years. Initially trained in classical studio painting for the first five years, she went on to training with some of the best painters throughout the US, developing a style that expresses her attachment to the beauty and serenity of the natural landscape.
She has painted all over the US, Europe and Guatemala. Anne
is currently a member of The Berkshire Artists Guild, and an associate member of Oil Painters of America. Her work has been in a number of solo and group shows in Lenox and Stockbridge MA. She has been in shows at the Belmont Gallery, Twist Gallery in Lexington, MA, and the Canal Street Gallery in Vermont.
I am inspired to capture the mood of a place, whether it's the quiet found in the subtle tones and shifts of color or the vibrant energy in a scene with its sharp, contrasting patterns of lights and darks. When I was producing a film, I was working under tremendous pressure of time, working with a group of artists developing one scene at a time with multiple elements. For me painting is the opposite, a slow and solo journey of deleting some or most of the details and creating a single frame to tell a whole story.