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.

I've been catching the light ever since. That's all I do. Catch whatever stops me in my tracks, frame it in words or colors, and throw it back. The reflected energy will, I hope, give pleasure and keep pulsing, long after my "me" becomes a distant memory.

As to my practice and what may appear to be an absence of serial pieces in series of series ...: the 'serial' aspect is there, sublimated into a narrative loosely connected to my life-trajectory. From 2012 to the end of 2016, my studio was boxed and stored. There was zero space to paint and I was busy finishing my memoir. All this to say, a) I am self-taught, b) not a slave to trends, c) the more I paint, the clearer my vision & intent becomes. Bear with me, and I'll do the same.

One of my all-time favorite quotes about "art" and "success" goes like this:

"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: : "Spiteful, Much?", on the way to being a 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas painting. And me who was never fond of math ... On occasion, I will work a painting up from a photo. This one, currently available as a giclêe print and as a greeting card, was taken behind the iconic church in Rancho di Taos. It was February. I'd driven from Salt Lake to Santa Fe to attend a lecture by Annie Leibovitz. Got to this place, snow still on the ground, and to my wonderment, a local had parked his pick-up smack dab in the middle of the empty parking lot. Tourists were coming through, not at all pleased. I was ecstatic. That's my sense of humor, writ large.

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!