Friday, March 14, 2008

Artist Interview: Anne Boysen

By Nicole Wilkinson

Painter, Anne Boysen works in the former parlor of her historic stone home outside of Philadelphia. The room is cluttered with works in progress, hundreds of paints, photographs, art supplies, and more. Outside, there is an elaborate and loosely styled garden and inside the large rooms and high ceilings of her home barley contain her large format paintings. Each canvas shouts with color, motion, texture, and life. Her abstracted floral paintings give the impression of specific flowers and arrangements but more than anything, they convey her emotion. That emotion is exuberance, excitement and joy. Inspired by nature and music, Anne appears to dance with her large canvases, interacting with them the way she might interact with a partner. The end result is more than the sum of the subject and interpreter, it draws in the observer as well and makes you love to live in her world.

"I have a very rewarding life as an artist. It is the most important job in the world. For over 25 years, painting has been my life, my work, my joy. I am grateful for the gift that has been bestowed upon me."

Anne has been a part of the Spectrum team for eight years. We love having her artwork on our walls because they brighten our day every time we look at them. Come see for yourself and experience the "Art of Exuberance" that is Anne Boysen.Boysen.

Spectrum Art and Jewelry will be hosting a unique event to benefit Anne Boysen who is battling ovarian cancer and needs our help. Please join us Thursday, March 20th, from 6:30-8:30pm for an evening with food, drinks, live music, and art sale. Local Wilmington artists have generously donated their original artworks. Spectrum will also be donating a selection of art, craft & jewelry for sale. Items will be priced from $20-300 so everyone can afford to buy! Door prizes as well. $5 ticket at the door.

The Clubhouse of The Reserve Apartments at Mayfaire

1411 Parkview Circle, by the Pool

Everyone is welcome, Open to the Public

For more info, call us at 256-2323

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