Art Statement and Bio


Artist Statement

I strive to create art that connects us.  My complex canvases draw you in and demand your attention. As you listen with your eyes and explore the rich and varied surfaces, the paintings invite you to feel the depth of your own experiences. My paintings are at once a respite from your life and a challenge to it, asking you to be fully awake and aware, to see what is in front of you and to engage with it. I ask no less of myself as I create them.

 

Each day of painting is a journey of discovery. At times I am fearless, risking losing the beautiful marks and color passages that occurred early on, going past the safe solution I know how to do to allow the painting to take on the richness of a more surprising conclusion. Each layer and mark reflect the emotions of the moment in which they were created. As the layers build, the lower, hidden ones, inform the visible, in the same way that childhood shapes the adults we become. 

 

About The Artist

Anne Bedrick recently transplanted herself from New York to Palm Springs, CA.


Although she studied sculpture at the University of Michigan and in Florence, Italy, as a painter, Bedrick is self-taught.  Bedrick works in both oil paint and acrylics to create her abstract, often large-scale compositions.  She has had both solo and group exhibitions at a variety of venues across the country and her work is collected internationally.  

 

Bedrick, an art educator for both adults and children, currently offers abstract painting workshops and leads an art critique group.  She is the author of the interactive eBook, Choice Without Chaos and was founder and Co-President of the National Art Educators special interest group Choice-Art Educators. Bedrick lectures nation-wide about the value of student-directed learning and trusting individuals to know what they need.


In 2020, Anne Bedrick Fine Art, Bedrick’s gallery/studio, was voted as one of three best galleries in the Coachella Valley by Palm Springs Life editors and readers. Located at 68895 Perez Road, Building i, Unit 26, Cathedral City, CA 92234, it is open Wednesday-Saturday 11-3 or by appointment. Bedrick loves to meet art lovers and speak about the work on display as well as to help collectors find the work that speaks to them and also suits their home.  Contact anne@annebedrick.com or 914-522-4127 with any inquiries.

 

 

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