The portrayal of light, structure, color, and the specificity of place and time has for 35 years informed Anne Belov’s paintings and prints. Her repertoire includes landscapes, still life and interior imagery, often inspired by European travels. Whether painting her home surroundings on Whidbey Island or the patinas of fading and peeling facades in Italy, Belov’s bold and direct brushwork results in captivating imagery that
expresses the bond she feels with her subject.
Working primarily in oil on linen glued onto hardboard, Anne uses traditional recipes for egg-oil emulsion rabbit skin glue gesso to create a more absorbent ground than acrylic or oil based gessoes. Subsequent layers of paint create the depth and luminosity that characterizes her evocative paintings. That same sensitivity finds expression in etchings and monoprints that for 15 years have been part of her repertoire as well.
Anne Belov has been painting and drawing for more than 25 years. She received her BFA from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) in Philadelphia, PA and her MFA from the University of Washington. Her work is in many collections and has been exhibited in Alaska, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. and Washington State. Her work has been featured in “American Artist Magazine” in 1988, 1990, 1993 and 1995.
Anne Belov states, “My objective is to create a sense of place and time through light, color, composition, and relationships between objects. My work contains both still life and landscape images, sometimes in the same painting.
“I was attracted to the art of etching by my love of drawing, and the line illustrations of an earlier era. Building my compositions through line, texture and tonalities satisfies an impulse that is different than painting with acrylics or watercolors. It is my sincere belief that different media and techniques feed each other, and that I bring things to etching from my paintings, and then back again to printmaking.”