Biography: Anne Stine
My artwork expresses the celebration of nature and the renewal of life and hope. It captures beautiful images in nature that are fleeting and can not be postponed.
Encaustic allows me to express the intensity, fluidity, and varied textures found in nature more realistically than any other medium. There is something exciting about working with a medium invented over 2,000 years ago, witnessing how the painting mysteriously takes shape through the creative dance of layering, reheating, and further manipulating the wax with mixed media. By combining oils with encaustic medium (a combination of beeswax and natural resin), I am able to add a luminous and sensual quality to my work. Wielding a blowtorch and letting my creative intuition lead the way; I gouge, scrape, burn, and drip the wax into impressionistic images of landscapes, waterways, and other natural scenes.
It is the unpredictable qualities of the encaustic process and of nature itself that really inspires me to push the limits of my mediium and bring my subjects to life.
Anne’s paintings have been featured recently in multiple publications including the art magazine Elan, Middleburg Life, and Leesburg Lifestyle. Anne is represented by District Arts Gallery in Frederick, Maryland; and Manhattan Arts International Artist Showcase Gallery, NYC. Her art is exhibited regularly in national and regional shows, featured in a variety of art galleries, and found in a multitude of prestigious commercial and private collections.
Anne graduated from Virginia Tech, where she studied Communications and Art, and continued her art education at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington D.C. After college, she led a successful career in marketing for an international technology corporation and a national arts fundraising company where she created campaigns for prestigious arts organizations such as the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
After years of supporting national art venues, Anne decided to pursue a new role within the art world as a mixed media artist, devoting herself to her passion for painting. Her love of encaustic painting began in 2016, when she discovered the medium’s ability to add a lush luminescent quality and unique texture to her nature-themed paintings that other media could not achieve. She creates her own paints allowing her to customize color intensity, ranging from bold to transparent hues.
Anne paints exclusively in encaustic and hopes to build a greater appreciation for this ancient medium through her exhibitions and teaching. An avid supporter of her local art and business community, Anne volunteered in 2019 as a founding member of the non-profit Purcellville Art Gallery. She writes a blog centered around art and inspiring others to pursue their dreams. Anne lives in Purcellville, Virginia, with her husband and three children.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
- The Art League, Alexandria, VA, December, 2019, June 2020, July 2020
- 868 Estate Vineyards, Hillsboro, VA, December 2019
- Loudoun Sketch Club, VA: Barns of Rose Hill, 2019; Gallery One 2019
- Artists in Middleburg Gallery, Middleburg, VA: 2017-2019
- District Arts Gallery, Frederick, MD: permanent collection, March, 2019 to present
- Tryst Gallery, Leesburg, VA: 2017-2019
- Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Exhibition, Chongqing, China, 2016
- Gross-Downing Cultural Arts Center, Newport News, VA: Ella Fitzgerald 100th Birthday Celebration Exhibition 2016
- Bluemont Fair Artist Exhibition, Bluemont, VA, 2016 – 2019
- Gateway Gallery Artist Co-op, Round Hill, VA – member 2015 – 2016
- North Gate Vineyard, Artist in Residence, Purcellville, VA (July – October, 2018)
- Purcellville Town Hall, Purcellville, VA (January, 2018)
- Tryst Gallery, Leesburg, VA (December, 2018)
- Art Sweet Art Gallery, Leesburg, VA; (Sept – Oct., 2019)
- International Encaustic Artists
- Encaustic Art Institute
- The Art League, Alexandria, VA
- Loudoun Sketch Club
- Loudoun Arts Council
- Artists of Middleburg
- Falls Church Arts
- “Paying it Forward. How Anne Stine’s Dreams of Becoming an Artist Came True”, Middleburg Life, April 2020
- “Four Women Headline Near and Far Art Show”, Leesburg Lifestyle Magazine, January 2020
- “Translucence – Beeswax, Natural Resin, Pigment and a Blow Torch”, by Joe Motheral, Elan Magazine, June 2019
- “Working in Wax: the Art of Anne Stine”, Loudoun Now, Get Out Loudoun, feature article, 3/8/19
District Arts Gallery, 15 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD, USA, https://districtarts.com, 301-695-4050, Jan. 2019 to present
Manhattan Arts International Artist Showcase Gallery, NYC. May 2020 to present