Anne Siems

click images for detail   * indicates piece will be in 2017 show

<b>Cosmic Medusa</b>, 2017<br>acrylic on panel, 48x48 inches<br>$8500
*Cosmic Medusa

<b>Doily/Dark</b>, 2017<br>acrylic on panel, 48x48 inches<br>$8500
*Doily/Dark

<b>Double Doily</b>, 2017<br>acrylic on panel, 36x36 inches<br>$7200
*Double Doily

<b>Droplets</b>, 2017<br>acrylic on panel, 40x30 inches<br>$7200
*Droplets

<b>Energies</b>, 2017<br>acrylic on panel, 36x24 inches<br>$6200
*Energies

<b>Knowing</b>, 2017<br>acrylic on panel, 36x24 inches<br>$6200
*Knowing

<b>Rays</b>, 2017<br>acrylic on panel, 40x30 inches<br>$7200
*Rays

<b>Veil</b>, 2017<br>acrylic on panel, 40x30 inches<br>$7200
*Veil

<b>Weaving</b>, 2017<br>acrylic on panel, 36x36 inches<br>$7200
*Weaving

<b>Circle Drawing</b><br>Acylic on paper, 27x31 inches unframed<br>$2000
*Circle Drawing

<b>Essence Drawing</b><br>Acrylic on paper, 44x30 inches unframed<br>$2500
*Essence Drawing

<b>Membrane Drawing</b><br>Acrylic on paper, 44x30 inches unframed<br>$2500
*Membrane Drawing

<b>Weaver Drawing</b><br>Acrylic and graphite on paper, 50x36 inches framed<br>$3300
*Weaver Drawing

<b>Weaver Drawing III</b><br>Acrylic and graphite on paper, 44x30 inches unframed<br>$2500
*Weaver Drawing III

<b>Sitting Girl Drawing</b>, 2013<br>Acrylic and collage on paper, 50x38 inches<br>$3200
Sitting Girl Drawing

<b>Juniper</b>, 2014<br>Acrylic on panel, 60x60 inches<br>$12500
Juniper

<b>Floating </b>, 2015<br>Acrylic and collage on paper, 50x38 inches<br>$3200
Floating

<b>Face I</b>, 2015<br>Acrylic on clay panel, 24x18 inches<br>$3200
Face I

<b>Face IV</b>, 2016<br>Acrylic on clay panel, 24x18 inches<br>$3200
Face IV

<b>Dress Drawing</b>, 2015<br>Acrylic and collage on paper, 50x38 inches<br><i>sold</i>
Dress Drawing

<b>Emotion II</b>, 2016<br>Acrylic on panel, 30x24 inches<br>$6000
Emotion II

<b>Fall Tree</b><br>Acrylic on panel, 60x48 inches<br>$11500
Fall Tree

<b>Owl Bush</b><br>Acrylic on panel, 40x40 inches<br>$7600
Owl Bush

<b>Field Post</b>, 2012<br>Acrylic on panel, 24x18 inches<br>$3200
Field Post

<b>Singing Finch</b>, 2012<br>Acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches unframed<br>$2000
Singing Finch

<b>Dornroeschen</b>, 2012<br>Acrylic on panel, 30x24 inches<br>$6000
Dornroeschen

<b>Bird and Boy </b>, 2010<br>Acrylic on paper, 50x38 inches unframed<br>$2500
Bird and Boy

<b>Rotkaeppchen</b><br>Acrylic on panel, 18x14 inches<br><i>sold</i>
Rotkaeppchen

<b>Antler and Flowers Girl</b><br>Acrylic on paper, 50x38 inches unframed<br><i>sold</i>
Antler and Flowers Girl

Take a virtual tour of Siems' 2014 show here.

Great studio visit and interview with Anne Siems here.

"By adopting 17th and 18th-century American folk motifs, Seattle-based Anne Siems' portraits and still lifes emit a haunting awkwardness. With rosy cheeks, haunted gaze and flattened features, Siems' highly stylized figures inhabit a dreamy colonial landscape. As the world itself seems frozen in time, the transparent figures float in the foreground, forever youthful and mysterious. The delicate patterning found in traditional embroidery is the main element used to define their clothing. A thick application of paing, at times intentionally crackled to create the effect of an aged surface, emphasizes folk painting and faux antiquity. Siems' paintings 'borrow backwards' with a refreshing whimsy and off kilter grace, participating in the currect revival of 'old, weird America.' "

In 1991 I moved from Berlin, Germany to Seattle after finishing my MFA at the Hochschule der Kunste Berlin. While in Berlin I had a large studio and worked on large –scale, room filling drawings of semi-abstract organic shapes. In Seattle, I had a small desk and a little bit of wall space. I started working on waxed found paper (mostly newsprint and paper bags) using pen, ink and acrylic paint. The imagery became more precise. Multiple delicate images overlapped in a sketch like manner, with usually one large central form dominating the final composition.

At present, I continue with my interest in the human figure and the attributes that surround it. These attributes reflect something about the being without giving a specific narrative. Ideas about life and death, sensuality, sexuality, nature, experiences in the realm of dreams, psyche and spirit are my ongoing topic. A lot of inspiration for these pieces stem from my ongoing love for the art of the European Masters, Early American Folk Art, as well as vintage and modern photography.

web site: www.annesiems.com

Anne Siems