Biography: Anne Stine

Anne Stine Fine Art
interview with Anne Stine, encaustic artist

Artist Statement

I am a versatile painter who works in encaustic mixed media, creating series of impressionistic and representational abstract landscapes inspired by my deep passion for the essence of nature – its geometry, patterns, colors and textures and its life-changing powers. Ever since childhood, nature has been my sanctuary where I catch my breath and meditate on the spiritual bond I experience when I’m totally immersed in its beauty. It is this deep personal connection and the childlike wonder of our natural world that I wish to share with others to motivate them to cherish and preserve the environment that I hold so dear to my heart. I want to bring attention to our codependent relationship we share with nature, how it can heal the soul and bring a sense of solace in our otherwise chaotic society. My abstract landscapes, created in beeswax and damar resin (both natural materials), depict the fragility of our planet and relay the message that by healing the environment, we heal ourselves. It explores the powerful, fundamental need – mental, spiritual, and physical – human beings share for the natural world, and how reconnecting with nature can give a broader sense of community and of life itself. The encaustic paintings I create are meticulous in the use of color and textures, inviting the viewer to dig into the layers of material hidden in these surfaces encouraging personal exploration.

The encaustic medium allows me to express the actual intensity, fluidity, and various textures found in natural environments more than any other medium I’ve come across. My nontraditional combination of oils and encaustic painting techniques incorporates a “unique” component to each of my pieces. Using custom-made colors and additional sculptural manipulations of the wax, no two pieces will ever be the same. With differing applications of wax and natural resin, I create textural layers in my paintings intended to bring them to life in a tactual way adding to the overall viewing experience. 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. I sometimes add other elements such as handmade paper, sand, twigs and other natural found objects into my work. It is the unpredictable qualities of the encaustic process that really inspire me to push the limits of my medium and imagination.

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Artist Biography

Award-winning artist Anne Stine is best known for her encaustic mixed media paintings that reflect an intimate, human connection with the natural world. She adds a contemporary twist to landscape painting by combining oils with encaustic beeswax medium, then fuses each layer using heat onto a wood panel. Anne grew up in Fairfax, VA, and has a background in Communications and Art. After a career in arts marketing, she followed her long-time passion for painting contemporary landscapes. Her love of encaustic painting (a combination of beeswax, natural resin, and pigment) began in 2016, when she discovered the medium’s ability to add a lush luminescent quality and unique texture to her nature-themed paintings. Her work can be found in international art competitions and solo and group exhibits, as well as public and private collections around the world, including the permanent collection of the Encaustic Museum of Art in New Mexico. Gallery representation includes District Arts, Frederick, MD; Allure Art Center, White Stone, VA; and Gallery 75 at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA. Anne lives in Purcellville, Virginia, with her husband and three children.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Allure Art Center, Featured Artist Exhibit, White Stone, VA, June – July, 2022 (Duo exhibit)
  • Otium Cellars, Featured Artist Exhibit, Purcellville, VA, Sept. – Dec. 2021
  • Artists in Middleburg Gallery, Middleburg, VA, Featured Artist Exhibit, Nov. 2020, Aug. 2021
  • Art Sweet Art Gallery, Leesburg, VA;  Sept – Oct., 2019 (Duo exhibit)
  • Tryst Gallery, Leesburg, VA. Dec., 2018
  • North Gate Vineyard, Purcellville, VA , July – Oct., 2018
  • Purcellville Town Hall, Purcellville, VA. Jan., 2018

SELECTED GROUP JURIED EXHIBITIONS

INTERNATIONAL

  • Camelback Gallery,  “Shades of Blue 2022” International Juried Visual Arts Competition, Scottsdale, AZ, February 2022
  • Camelback Gallery, “Artists Choice VIII” International Juried Visual Arts Competition, Scottsdale, AZ, January 2022
  • Van Der Plas Gallery, “Purely Primary”, New York, New York, December 2021
  • Manhattan Arts International, “The Healing Power of ART, In Honor of Nature” Exhibition, NY, NY, May 20 – July 20, 2021
  • Manhattan Arts International, “Her Story” Exhibition, NY, NY, Jan. 2021, Jan. 2022
  • Manhattan Arts International, “The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS, Spirit of Resilience” Exhibition, NY, NY. Sept. 2020, Dec. 2021
  • Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Exhibition, Chongqing, China, 2016

NATIONAL

  • Composer Margin Alexander music & art concert, “The Timbre of Canvases”, featured artist, NYC, NY, June 2022
  • Encaustic Arts Institute, “Flow” exhibition, Cerrillos, NM, June 2022
  • Encaustic Arts Institute, “Global Warming is Real” online exhibit, July 2021
  • Maryland Federation of Art, online exhibit, August 2020
  • The Art League, Alexandria, VA, December 2019, June 2020, July 2020, August 2020, December 2020, June 2021, October 2021, December 2021, March 2022, August 2022
  • Gross-Downing Cultural Arts Center, Newport News, VA: Ella Fitzgerald 100th Birthday Celebration Exhibition 2016

REGIONAL

  • The Hill Center Galleries, “CHAL”, exhibition, Washington DC, June 2022
  • Capitol Hill Art League, “Untitled,” exhibit, Washington DC, April 2022
  • Vale Arts Spring Invitational, Oakton, VA, April 2022
  • Foundry Gallery, “Artists’ Choice,” exhibit, Washington DC, July 2021
  • Art of the Piedmont Invitational, Upperville, VA, May 2021, June 2022
  • Art at the Mill, Millwood, VA, May 2021, October 2022
  • Franklin Park Arts Center, Purcellville, VA , Aug. 2021, July 2020 (awarded prize), Sept 2022 (awarded prize)
  • 868 Estate Vineyards, Hillsboro, VA, Dec. 2019, June – Aug. 2022
  • Loudoun Sketch Club, VA,  Barns of Rose Hill 2019, Gallery One 2019, Summer 2021
  • Artists in Middleburg Gallery, Middleburg, VA:,2017-2021, Aug. 2022
  • Tryst Gallery, Leesburg, VA: 2017-2019

PROFESSIONAL 

Member, Franklin Park Arts Center Art Committee, Jan 2022 to present

Member, Art Table, Washington DC, 2021

Founder, Purcellville Art Gallery, Purcellville, VA, June 2019 – April 2020

Founder, Purcellville Artisan Tour, 2018 to present

Owner, Anne Stine Decorative Painting, Commercial and Residential Mural Painting Company, 2000 – 2010

AWARDS

Third Place, Arts of Great Falls “Paint Great Falls” plein air competition, Sept. 2022

Honorable Mention, Franklin Park Arts Center, “Water & Color” juried exhibit, Sept. 2022

Bronze Award, Camelback Gallery’s “Artist Choice VIII” International Juried Visual Arts Competition, February 2022

Finalist, Camelback Gallery’s “Shades of Blue 2022” International Juried Visual Arts Competition, January 2022

Award of Excellence, “Spirit of Resilience” Exhibit, Manhattan Arts International, September 2020

Best in Show, Franklin Park Arts Center “Journeys” Exhibit, July 2020

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS

Mr. and Mrs. Polkowske, Virginia, USA, Mr. and Mrs. Halaiko, Maryland, USA; Ms. Deutsch, Virginia, USA;  Mr. and Mrs. Carlson, Virginia, USA; Mr. and Mrs. Vedaa, Virginia, USA; Mr. and Mrs. Kamp, New York, USA; Mr. and Mrs. Kalina, Virginia, USA; Mr. and Mrs. Sayadian, Virginia, USA; Mr. and Mrs. Talamala, Virginia, USA; Mr. and Mrs. Clark, Massachusetts, USA; Mr. and Mrs. Fink, Virginia, USA, Mr. and Mrs. Fox, Virginia, USA; Mr. and Mrs. Meadows, Ashburn, USA

REPRESENTATION

Allure Art Center, White Stone, VA, January 2022 to present

Museum of Encaustic Art permanent collection, Cerrillos, NM, May 2021 to present

District Arts Gallery, Frederick, MD, Jan. 2019 to present

Manhattan Arts International Artist Showcase Gallery, NYC, May 2020 to present

Gallery 75, the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, July 2020 to present

ART EDUCATION

Virginia Tech University, Virginia, Minor in Fine Art 1988

Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC, 1990 – 92

Studied under Christine Lashley, international award-winning oil painter, 2020-21

“Painting with Fire,” Year-Long virtual Encaustic Instruction, Mulranny Arts, Mulranny, Ireland, 2021-22