Anne Yang MPA - Artist Profile
Anne paints in both pastel and oil from her home studio in Cooroy, Sunshine Coast, Qld where she lives with her husband and 2 labradors. Surrounded by nature, Anne finds plenty of inspiration for painting subjects, however a love of travel and exploration has led her to find subjects much further afield.
Artist Statement – My childhood was spent on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, in tropical Far North Qld, Australia. Much time was spent outdoors with nature and my love and appreciation for the natural environment was nurtured from a young age. I paint in response to this emotional connection to my subject, delighting in the beauty of unspoilt nature, be it the rugged beauty of the bush or the vibrancy or delicacy of a flower. The mediums I employ include both soft pastel and oil, and I enjoy the unique qualities of each. I enjoy capturing the contrasting variety of colour, texture and form in the landscape and the illuminating power of sunlight. I paint en-plenair whenever possible, especially if travelling, and this helps me to observe unique characteristics of new subjects. The feeling of being present in the landscape is what I seek to instil into my work, often imparting a feeling of repose, an escape from life’s often too frenetic pace.
In recognition of her skill and talent in using the pastel medium, Anne was awarded the title of Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of Australia with whom she conducts public painting demonstrations and teaching workshops in the pastel medium. Over the years Anne’s work has been honoured with many awards and Anne has been invited as a guest judge at art competitions.
Anne's original oil paintings can be viewed at The Montville Art Gallery, Main Street Montville, Sunshine coast Qld, 7 days/week. www.montvilleartgallery.com.au A private viewing of Anne's Pastel works can be arranged from her studio in Cooroy. Please email to arrange this. Some smaller pastel works are now available through the Cooroy Butter Factory Artesan Store, open Tuesday - Sunday 10am-3pm.