Anne Stine, Virginia Artist, Exhibits in New York City Gallery

encaustic painting of rocks at Bears Den by Anne Stine, artist

Solid Ground

Two paintings by Virginia artist, Anne Stine, were exhibited in the Van Der Plas gallery in New York City, as part of the “Purely Primary” exhibition. The first piece, titled, “Solid Ground,” is a 20″x16” landscape created in encaustic wax on wood panel. It depicts a rocky terrain located at Bear’s Den Overlook, a popular hiking destination in Clark County, VA.

The second piece, titled, “Destiny” is a 9″x12″ encaustic monotype created on rice paper and adhered to a cradled wood panel. It depicts an illusionary abstract landscape created from the artist’s imagination. Both pieces were created in a primary palette to adhere to the exhibition’s theme.

The gallery’s explains, “the exhibition, ‘Purely Primary: All Art+’ invites the viewer into a tricolor landscape, through which red, yellow, and blue provide the context for an intuitive journey. In turning the corner to winter, the temptation arises to return to our instinctual, primary needs. Artistically, this manifests in leading the viewer back to their roots of the three colors that provide space for all others”.

Stine was contacted this past fall by the gallery’s owner, Adriann Van Der Plas, and invited to participate in the exhibition after he saw her work on Instagram. Stine created these pieces especially for this exhibition.

abstract landscape encaustic painting by Anne Stine, artist

Destiny

Stine explains, “These contemporary landscapes are created from a youthful perspective, bursting with vivid color, dramatic texture, and luminosity. I want to help the viewer recapture the often-forgotten awe and wonder they felt while experiencing the natural world as a child. ‘Solid Ground’ is reminiscent of climbing the gigantic rocks at a local park as a kid, and loving the feeling of the solid ground beneath my feet as I jump from boulder to boulder. ‘Discovery’ depicts an abstract dreamy wonderland with intense candy-like colors. Seeing the world through youthful eyes fosters hope for a brighter future, and propels us to take action to preserve our natural home.”

Anne Stine, a fine artist living in Purcellville, VA, is best known for her contemporary landscape paintings created with vivid color and dramatic texture in the ancient medium of encaustic wax. Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos). Encaustic artwork is painted with pigmented beeswax mixed with a natural damar resin (crystallized tree sap) onto a wood panel and then fused using a heat source, such as a heat gun or propane torch. Stine paints her landscapes using this technique and adds other media such as pigmented shellac, alcohol inks, oils, and found objects to her paintings.

Stine’s work can be found in private and public collections across the county, the permanent collection at District Arts contemporary art gallery in Frederick, MD, and the permanent collection of the Encaustic Arts Museum in New Mexico.  The exhibition is open from December 6 – 19, 2021, and can be viewed on the gallery’s website www.vanderplasgallery.com.

Anne Stine, artist, attends Van Der Plas gallery reception Anne Stine Fine Art, 703-431-7152, https://www.annestine.com

VAN DER PLAS Gallery, 156 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002, 212•227•8983, www.vanderplasgallery.com

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