Anna Pottier Studio

I've been observing the world from earliest days, cheek against sun-splashed floor, dissolving my molecules into whatever eyes and spirit saw.

Words came first, then photography with my Polaroid camera at age 7. Painting came later.

As a very young child, several experiences afforded me a profoundly unsettling awareness of life's impermanence and absurdity. Perhaps as a counter to that haunting awareness, I capture whatever stops me in my tracks, frame it in words or colors, and reflect that shaped energy back to the viewer. In so doing I strive, howsoever Quixotically, to create work that gives pleasure and will keep pulsing long after the "me" of me becomes part of the collective ether again.

As to my practice and what may appear to be an absence of serial pieces ... the 'serial' aspect is there, sublimated into a narrative loosely connected to my life. From 2012 to the end of 2016, my studio was in storage, so I used the time to finish my memoir. In short, I am a) self-taught, b) not a slave to trends, and c) the more I paint, the clearer my vision becomes. Bear with me, and I'll do the same. Contact me for prices and prints. To purchase original paintings, prints, and a selection of greeting cards, visit my

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A favorite quote about "art" and "success":

"It was not that the world owed him a debt and would eventually be compelled to pay it; but rather that the world would one day receive what he had it in him to give ..."
The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, (Mark Roskill, editor, Touchstone, NY, 2008, p. 28)

*Image: My favorite mug, in the studio, waiting patiently for my return. Leaving Feb 14th for Queen’s University for a talk on Leonard Cohen as I knew him back in my Irving days. See “News” tab for the details.

Désolée de ne pas avoir mon site traduit en d'autres langues. Soyez patients! Avec un peu de temps, j'y arriverai. Cependant, j'éspère que les images vous donnent du plaisir!