About Anne Sutherland

Anne SutherlandAnne Sutherland's lush palette, powerful brushstrokes, and undiscovered views of Nantucket generate a yin and yang quality in her canvases. Painting en plein air and in her studio, she uses forceful, yet soft brushwork that brings energy and beauty to her landscapes. Anne is a multi-talented artist; her talents as a teacher are practiced and admired on her Sketching Tours of Nantucket, Oil Workshops and her singing abilities are applauded in the numerous choral groups on the Island.

Beginning her family, teaching and art career in Glens Falls, NY Anne founded an art business in the 1980's, which is continued today by one of her former faculty members. Two years in Helsinki offered Anne and family an opportunity to live, work and learn Finnish culture where Anne taught at the International School and the Diplomatic Community. After returning to the US, she got her MA in Ed. and continued to teach in the public schools. Anne came to the island in 1996, beginning her Sketching Tours of Nantucket with an idea. She is in her 13th year of teaching visitors and the local community how to capture the charm of Nantucket in a sketchbook. Continuing abroad, her love of travel brought her to Paris where she offered Sketching Tours in 2004 and 2005. Today Anne maintains a studio where she teaches workshops and paints year round. She is represented by the ever-popular South Wharf Gallery.

Of her art, she has this to say: "...Drawn to the views of my surroundings and attending to a familiar framework, I begin. Eventually leaving the canvas subject behind.... I immerse myself in the unfamiliar - the innocent messages of color, marks, and abstract composition... recording on the canvas my own unearthing process. It is here I find the brushstrokes to be not what I see; instead what I feel."

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Sketching Tours of Nantucket 1996- 2009
Sketching Tour of Paris 2004-5
Saratoga Sketches Book~Note Card Collection 2004
Nantucket Pencil Book~Note Card Collection 2000
your Home your Note Cards 2002-9
The Art Room- founder/director Glens Falls NY 1984-88

AAN Pat Gardner Painter of the Year Award 2006-7
Independent Arts Magazine Cover Winner 2007

Painting Study with Jeanne Hastings Lake George NY
MA Education SUNY Plattsburgh BA Ed /Music SUNY Potsdam

Nantucket Community Chorus
UU Church Choir
AAN Education Committee
Mother of two artists; Amanda shoe designer Cole Haan, Seth painter

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