Anne Elliott- Statement

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These small realistic paintings depict emotionally charged situations. The situations can be humorous or desperate, revealing, painful, or violent. Most of the scenes show ordinary people in some kind of transforming circumstances. I think of them as interior landscapes. Each of them is an intentionally ambiguous scene so that the viewer can supply his own meaning.

I compose them on computer, print them on treated paper, paint them with acrylic and, often, assemble them as collages. I often start with a picture in a newspaper, book or magazine, sometimes my own or other people’s family photos. I endeavor to reveal the dark side of beauty and the beautiful side of darkness.

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