Full Artist's statement
H.K. Anne is an American landscape artist based in the greater Washington DC area. Her paintings continue in the lineage set by the Hudson River Valley artists of the 19th century, yet record the changing landscape in the 21st century and the emotional connection we have with our environment. Many of the landscapes Anne paints have changed immensely, due to development, climate change, natural disasters; just as our lives are in flux, so, too, is the landscape. Anne is interested in this ever-changing, shrinking landscape, and translates these images to canvas via charcoal, turp, varnish, stand oil, and pigments, conveying a feeling rather than place recognition.