A Port Townsend, WA resident for over 20 years, Anne Schneider has emerged in her retirement as a mixed media collage artist. She has studied with teachers from all over the country. While learning a variety of techniques in collage artistry, Anne has found her own unique voice in art bringing a lively palette of acrylic paints and collage papers to the canvas. She employs whimsical qualities, geometric shapes and dynamic movement as she tells a story in her art. However, her art always leaves room for the observer’s interpretations.
She creates collage papers making monoprints, using acrylic paints with stencils, masks, lines, stamps and textures. Her work is a process of layering these and other papers with acrylic paints on canvas, or paper. Following the layering, a process of excavating through the layers, and adding transparent layers begins. Eventually a balance and dimensionality emerges in the work. Her most recent art was reviewed:” I like the geometry, the spaciousness, simplicity, and “reach” of the design. It is expansive, yet contained…bold, yet relaxed.”
Anne currently shows her works at the Port Townsend Gallery in Port Townsend WA. She has juried into shows at The Northwinds Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington and Art shows in Portland, Oregon.
Currently she teaches workshops on “Fundamentals of Mixed Media and Collage”, “Monoprints with Gelli Plates” and “Collage/Mixed Media Open Studio”, at the Port Townsend School of the Arts.
Photo credit: Myron Gauger