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    • Pathless Woods 2016
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    • Magnolia Series IV 2016
    • watercolor: 43.5 x 49.5 inches
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    • Palm Series 2016
    • watercolor: 14 x 39 inches
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    • Sound Curving Up Above 2016
    • watercolor: 14 x 30 inches
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    • River Road I 2015
    • watercolor: 24 x 18 inches
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    • River Road II 2015
    • watercolor: 24 x 18 inches
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    • Walk River Road 2014
    • watercolor: triptych: 16 x 12 inches each
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    • Violet Skies 2015
    • watercolor: 18 x 24 inches
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    • Still Waters 2015
    • watercolor: 18 x 24 inches
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    • Deep Blue Seas 2015
    • watercolor: 18 x 24 inches
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    • Blue Skies 2015
    • watercolor: 18 x 24 inches
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    • Into Spring 2014
    • watercolor: 20 x 14 inches
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    • Autumn Lake 2015
    • watercolor: 9.5 x 12 inches each
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    • The Rocks 2010
    • 16 watecolors on paper: 9.5 x 13.5 inches each
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    • The Stillness of Late Summer 2012
    • 6 watercolors on paper: 11.75 x 8.5 inches each
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    • Lost Horizon 2010
    • watercolor on paper: 9.5 x 13.5 inches
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    • Grace Cathedral Installation: Courtesy Fiestaban Photography 2013
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    • Grace Cathedral Installation: Courtesy Fiestaban Photography 2013
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    • Tropics Series 2011
    • suite of 4 watercolors: 8.75 x 11.75 inches each
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    • Celestial Dusk, Celestial Dawn, Celestial Midnight 2008
    • set of 3 watercolors: 29.5 x 9 inches each
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Anne Patterson

American, b. 1960

The inspiration for Anne’s work is nature and music. She paints the natural reality around us – the changing seasons, waves, rippling leaves. And likewise, her installations are visual responses to a specific piece of music. Diagnosed with the neurological condition synesthesia, Anne Patterson literally sees music, blending her unique conceptual style with the specifics of a particular composition.

Anne’s abstractions are her way of inhabiting the realm of personal interpretation rather than realism, her intention to deepen her own and the viewer’s relationship to both nature and music. Her work encourages sensory exploration – to hear and feel the crash of the waves, to see the music playing before your eyes – and to have the viewer experience art in a new, more profound way.

In creating installations and direction for orchestras such as San Francisco Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and American Symphony Orchestra, she has pioneered a new area of design for symphonic presentations. Sculpture, scenery, lighting, costume, and projections combine to create a visual response to the music. Patterson’s second major installation, The Ribbon Project, was created as 2013 Artist in Residence at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, CA. Twenty miles of ribbon interact with the cathedral’s vaulted ceiling arches, carrying prayers, dreams, and wishes of people skyward. The installation was a collaboration with acclaimed composer and conductor Paul Haas, and featured an evening of twirling ribbons, projections, and original music.

Based in New York City, Anne’s fine art has been exhibited in New York City; Providence, RI; Atlanta, GA and Seville, Spain. Her paintings and sculptures are in private, public, and corporate collections across the USA (Tishman Speyer, Nortek, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Rhode Island Blue Cross) and in London. She has also worked as a set designer and visual director. B.A. Architecture, Yale University M.F.A., Theater Design, The Slade School of Art, London UK.

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