ANNIE ROUSE

Home and garden are the subjects of Annie’s paintings.  These are the things she is most familiar with. Flowers from the garden, crockery from the cupboards, these are the “actors” of her canvases. They often take on different roles, change colour, and shape, transformed as they interact with the space and objects around them. They reoccur repeatedly in different paintings, disguised by media, colour, techniques, and perspectives. The latter reduced by the depth of the picture so that the objects appear to be placed on the surface. Added to this is her absolute delight in the viscosity of oil paint and colour mixing.

“I love to experiment working with a limited palette, playing with  tones, and enjoying seeing how far I can ‘push’ a painting.”