About the Artist
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Ane Howard – Mixed Media Artist and Ecofashion Designer
Self-taught artist and ecofashion designer Ane Howard describes her works as "the expression of ideas and emotions sourced directly from my life and the culture I live in and a reflection of my personal growth." Ane uses different mediums to express what she sees and feels, be it art on canvas or art as fashion, art to wear.
Merging her love of abstract and figurative expressionism with the artist's decades of artistic exploration in different forms such as dance, theater, film, and writing, the works presented in Summer 2021 at the International Art Museum of America are Howard's major independent work of the past two years.
"I would describe my work as expressionist art, highly emotive and intuitive. Having worked in various art forms in the past, as a painter, I truly focus on the direct relations I have from my deeper self to paint-to-canvas."
Katrina Gomez, Art Curator – International Art Museum of America in San Francisco, California, described Ane Howard's work as follow:
"Ane Howard's impressively vibrant art will immerse visitors in exuberant, saturated colors and raw emotions. Howard pushes the boundaries of paintings in terms of their poetic potential, in tandem with her investigations of the power of colors, forms, and feminine principles. Her practice in spiritual and intellectual explorations has led to successive artistic endeavors. Still, paintings seem to be the medium in which her emotive brushstrokes can be stretched to the limit of what they can do and express. Being a self-taught artist, Ane Howard demonstrates an impressive range from figurative to seascape and abstract. Ultimately, her work explores what it means for one artist to fully connect to her environment and expresses what others in the culture cannot".
January to February 14, 2023: Juried. Oceanside Museum of Art - Artist Alliance at Ashton Gallery Exhibition "Healing the Divide." Painting selected "Connection".
Fall 2022: Juried show. San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild Exhibition September 2022. Painting selected "Man Walking Away".
Summer 2022: Juried show. deYoung Museum, San Francisco. Exhibition “Pictures of People”. Ane Howard's portrait of her mother was selected, 'Maman à la Terrasse".
Summer 2021: Juried Show. Solo Show at the International Art Museum of America in San Francisco. Exhibition "California, a love affair".
Ane's vivid oil paintings have been shown at various Art Galleries in California, such as the well-known FIVE 3 Gallery in Laguna Beach; the Laguna Art Gallery; Musem io NFT Digital Art; Ivy Gallery Ojai California; Claudia Chapline Contemporary Art Gallery, the Marin Society of Artists, and Art Works Downtown and are owned by collectors around the globe.
Ane Howard is a member of the following art associations.
Oceanside Museum of Art's Artist Alliance
American Women Artists - National
Studio Channel Islands Art Studios
San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild
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