Ann Getsinger

Artist Statement

Ann Getsinger’s oil paintings have been described as ‘realism with a twist.’ Real objects are placed in locations drawn from memory and imagination, in locations and circumstances which materialize as the work unfolds, forming paintings which combine careful planning with free-falling.

The artists powerful connection to place is evident as most of the backgrounds show either the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts or the mid-coast area of Maine, her favorite places to live and paint.

Classically trained in traditional realist techniques, the artist applies those skills to reflect both visible and invisible worlds. Her many visual art influences include the work of Magritte and other surrealists, N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth, Julio Larraz, and Gregory Gillespie.

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