What does “imagination” look like? Is it like Aesop’s fables, or entirely new characters from Anya Getter?
Here is how she describes her work.
“My art is a way for me to inject my inner-world of emotions and imagination into the physical realm of our everyday lives. I am drawn to bright colors, patterns and various textures, which I love to mix and match on my canvas to reflect a particular mood or a feeling. I usually draw my inspiration from words – be that a beautiful poem, a meaningful quote, or a popular sayings. That’s why you will likely find a lot of writing in my work. Each piece is done in layers, which I believe better reflects the complexity and depth of our emotions, thoughts or experiences. I am grateful to my fans for inspiring my work and sharing their insights with me which in turn enrich my world and find their way back onto the canvas. I have heard many people say that every time they look at my painting they discover something new that may have been hidden from them before. The painting almost seems to change with the viewer as his or her feelings and emotion change and fluctuate throughout our daily lives.”
When I first saw her work a number of years ago, I thought that she was a Yoga artist. Her images created the sense of one stretching and flexing their mind and body, taking their time to enjoy. When I met her at an opening, she showed poise, and next came the laughter and fun part.
I once painted a picture of a hippo playing a musical instrument, and she remarked, “Oh, I know all about hippos.” She surely did as hippos are one of her favorite subjects.
What has she provided as a glimpse into her studio tour? (See the slideshow)
I grabbed one of my favorites from her work called “Little Flower” that is a giraffe bending down for a sniff.
There is a plumpy cat. There are siamese cats. Next there is Crayola donkey is how I describe it. And last there is the tired or relaxing woman.
Anya Getter will be open in the Red Studios at Gallery Underground.
On Saturday, October 4 and Sunday October 5, 2014 between 1 pm. – 5 p.m. will be the 4th Annual Arlington Art Studio Tour. The community is invited to take part in this popular weekend event held in artist studios throughout Arlington County.
“Featured are a self-guided tour of twenty-three art studios showcasing the work of twenty-five local artists. Works include framed and unframed oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings of many styles; ceramics; sculpture; glass; jewelry; and mixed media. This yearly event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the tour and a downloadable map visit http://www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org/events.html”
Arlington Artists Alliance