Space, color and mystery are calling cards where I begin to layer materials on canvas. Moving with both conscious and spontaneous actions, I combine themes of spirit and matter.
My choice of materials conveys transparent layers and depth of meaning which reflects mysteries of creation and destruction. My painting process is a metaphor for patterns that emerge in nature and from invisible forces. I am drawn to images that open the viewer to questions about personal experience, consciousness and transformation.
I am interested in patterns of energy that occur in the macrocosm, in the microcosm and in the space of our bodies. Looking at the intersections of art and science hints at the connection of the visible world with the invisible universe. My paintings are put together in a dreamlike sequence to reinforce the reality of a metaphysical world. Forces of nature and the mysterious inner lives of human beings are themes that are constant in my work.
Anne Marchand was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a MFA from the University of Georgia and a BFA from Auburn University. Growing up in a colorful Spanish and French environment influenced her color sensibility. While traveling throughout the Southern United States, Anne gained a visual vocabulary of form and color in nature. The cultures of Europe, India and Central Americacontinue to hold a facination for the artists imagination.
Anne is recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2016. She was honored as Liquitex Artist of the Month in November 2004. She was awarded a CAP/MEX EX Residency Grant to La Escuela de Arts Jose Limon, Culiacán, Mexico from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in 2003. Anne was nominated for Excellence in Artistic Discipline in the distinguished DC Mayor's Arts Awards in 2002. She has designed and won mural competitions notably in 2005 and 2001 through DC Creates Public Art Program. Anne's Westminster Playground Mural in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC was included in a Visions Award from the Committee of 100 to the Westminster Neighborhood Association. Her public art works can be seen in Washington, DC and in Arlington, VA.
Anne's paintings are represented in corporate and private collections in the USA. She has exhibited extensively in the United States. Selected exhibitions include Maryland Art Place, the Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Building Museum, Federal Reserve Board, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Palm Springs Museum, Rawls Museum Arts, University of Mary Washington, and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Art Center. Her work has been shown in galleries in New York City, Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, New Mexico, Arizona, Florida and California.