Featured Artists' Exhibit with Anne Harkness and Brian Fincher!
August 3 - September 23
As a contemporary artist, Harkness seeks to capture a distinct point of view, often finding some unexpected beauty in views others might dismiss as ordinary. Harkness focuses on the importance of line and shape in her work as a means of giving her compositions a strong graphic foundation. Anne credits her emphasis on these particular components to her love of drawing and a desire to retain the looser marks that fill each piece with motion. She also looks for the surprises that come from spending time in a painting. These discoveries are her treasures and assure that she is always learning and seeking the ‘new-fresh’ for her work.
Anne Harkness is an alumnus of the Atlanta College of Art and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from The Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her work as an art director in NYC for 15 years has embodied her work with a graphic element that viewers can detect in her paintings. In the past few years, her pieces have been in national shows, galleries and museums. She has been featured in American Art Collector Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, as well as in International Artist Magazine, where she won 2nd place in their Abstract/Experimental Art competition. She resides with her husband in Mooresville, NC. She is a member of AWA and various other groups.
As a contemporary artist, Harkness seeks to capture a distinct point of view, often discovering some unexpected beauty in views others might dismiss as ordinary. Harkness focuses on the importance of line and shape in her work as a means of giving her compositions a strong graphic foundation. Part of her process is drawing the subject then finding so much joy in the lines that she just has to leave them in the painting.
As a contemporary artist, Harkness seeks to capture a distinct point of view, with a strong graphic image. An alumnus of The Atlanta College of Art, she earned her BFA in Graphic Design from The Maryland Institute, College of Art. She shows her work nationally and internationally.
From Waxhaw, NC just south of Charlotte & currently live in Charlotte. Having lived all over the world as my father (Joe) was a career Air Force man so we moved every couple of years. My mother Joyce from Matthew's NC. She's where I got my eye for looking at thing differently and appreciating art. I inherited a little of her talents.
I attended UNCC & Harrington Inst. of Design in Chicago. Loved living in Chicago became a huge Frank Lloyd Wright fan. A lot of my Pottery Sculpture influences are the Prairie/Mission Styles, from color of glazes to showing natural clay with no glaze at all. Another big influence of mine are textiles and weaving patterns of baskets. But always with a modern twist to my Pottery Sculpturers.
As a career I designed Commercial Fire Alarms & Life Safety Systems for over 25 years, as a side job I remodeld and flipped homes. I retired a couple of years ago and got bored so decide to take a clay class 2 -1/2 years ago and I fell in love with pottery.
I'm currently a Studio Artist at Clayworks Studio in Charlotte NC.