Fine Art Painter Angela Anderson lives in Russellville, Arkansas, USA. She grew up in Palm Springs, California and moved to Arkansas in 1991 after graduating college with an Honors Art Degree from Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona.
Angela's artwork is represented by galleries and collected by businesses and patrons from across the US. She was selected for inclusion in the 2009 Arkansas Artist Calendar published by the Governor's Mansion Association, and one of her paintings now hangs in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in Little Rock, AR.
She and her high-school sweetheart husband, Mark, have three sons, two cats and a Schnoodle.
Artist Statement: I knew early in life that I wanted to be an artist. Some of my first and fondest memories involve crayons and paint. The subjects of my artwork have changed over the years, but I still get a thrill from the magic of creating something beautiful out of a blank page or canvas. I find myself drawn to bright colors and interesting lines, shapes and patterns in everyday life. I like a strong focal point, often with one subject dominating the space. My inspiration comes from nature, but also enjoy the juxtaposition of adding a touch of something man-made (like book pages or a wallpaper pattern in the background). I work with acrylics, adding many layers of paint to get a luminous effect. I want my paintings to be more than just pretty artwork. I want them to make the viewer feel something. Peace in a crazy world. Joy of discovery. Warmth and wonder. The love of our creator. I hope these things come across in my artwork. It is an honor and a blessing to share my heart through my paintings.
"What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a Masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath." ~ Thomas Crum