“Transitions” by Anne Gifford
As the artistic perspective of my youth and middle age makes its metamorphosis
into the vantage point of an seasoned elder, I rejoice, remember, and renew.
I reflect with gratitude upon the life of creative expression that I have been so blessed to enjoy, and look forward with anticipation to that which is yet to emerge.
Imagery, like a pictorial journal, has chronicled my journey thus far.
Increasingly aware of the multitudes that have walked this path before me and of the multitudes that shall follow in my footsteps, I continue with enthusiasm to paint my perceptions of the world as I experience it. The “disappearing” images in this showing were created by superimposing several paintings, one over the other, with each piece telling a story or making a historical comment.
During the past year, I had the privilege to be chosen as an artist-in-residence at Caribou Ranch Open Space near Nederland, Colorado. Several of the paintings you see here are part of my artistic diary painted during the week of idyllic tranquility that I spent at Caribou.
Others are depictions of subject matter that I relish…
a magic moment, the glories of nature, and the evidence I find of the pulse of life, both past and present. I hope that those who view my art will experience the
happiness I felt as I created it. Enjoy!
Anne’s artwork is on display in the Arts Resource space for the months of May and June.
The next Boulder Arts Commission meeting will be Wednesday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the North Meeting Room.