Anne Yang MPA - Artist Profile
Anne began painting in 1998, as a busy full-time Mum to four children. As her family have grown in independence, she has been able to focus more on her art and paints in both pastel and oil from her home studio in Cooroy, Sunshine Coast, Qld.
Artist Statement – “I have been told that my paintings possess “soul”, in the sense of an emotional or intellectual energy. With an emotional connection to my subject, I paint in response to this. I delight in the beauty of nature, be it the rugged beauty of the bush or the delicacy of a flower. I paint predominantly with soft pastel, as I enjoy the immediacy and vibrancy of this medium. I enjoy capturing the contrasting variety of colour, texture and form in the landscape and the illuminating power of sunlight.”
Anne has attended classes and workshops with many tutors, including Australians, Max Wilkes, John Wilson, Ross Paterson, Lyn Mellady, Louise Corke, Penelope Gilbert-Ng, Christine Clark, Lyn Diefenbach and Leoni Duff as well as Jack Pardue (USA) and Margaret Evans (Scotland).
In 2006 Anne was commissioned to supply artwork for the new ‘The Plains’ Bethany Christian Aged Care facility at Eight-Mile Plains, Brisbane. For this she designed and painted her range of bible verse text prints and fine art prints which are available as quality Giclée reproduction art prints. See Anne's original website: www.creations-art.com
Anne has been awarded the title of Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of Australia and is an exhibiting member of the Royal Qld Arts Society. Anne has commenced public painting demonstrations and teaching workshops in the pastel medium.
Anne's original paintings can be viewed at The Montville Art Gallery, Main Street Montville, Sunshine coast Qld, 7 days/week.