Anne Salas’s botanical oil paintings meld depths in dimensionality with planes of saturated colors, simmering amidst richly embodied forms. Elliptical and organic elements are sensuously rendered and intriguingly suggested. There is vivacity and strength conjured with light and movement, energy with an orchestration of paint in motion, at times with expanses of gold leaf.
 
Artist, curator and educator Mary Moquin writes “Anne Salas’s florals are bursting with life, yet the vibrant color is balanced by the delicate linear work she incorporates into each painting. These flowers are bold yet tender, there is a beautiful sensitivity to their life force. There is strength and resilience in their blooms held aloft by their tenuous stems.”

Arts editor of the Provincetown Banner and owner of Alden Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Howard Karren writes: "Anne studied long and hard with two local icons Selina Trieff and Robert Henry. ...she's synthesized a form of expression that's completely her own, one that's exciting in the ways that it hints at the formidable history that preceeded it and looks forward to the discoveries of the future, all at the same time."

Robert Henry and Selina Trieff were students of Hans Hofmann in New York and Provincetown during the 1950s.
 
Education:

Temple University, Tyler School of Art, PA

The Museum School in Boston

Art Institute of Boston

Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

Goddard College in VT

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown MA

Castle Hill in Truro, MA,


Anne's work is in the permanent collection of the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Private collections include the Cape Cod Five Savings Bank as well as numerous private collections throughout the U.S., Great Britain, Sweden, Germany, Australia and South America.

Exhibitions and Representation:

2014
Copley Society of Art New Members' Show Jan. 11, 2014-Feb.
6, 2014, Copley Society, 158 Newbury St., Boston, 
Alden Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Chatham Fine Arts, Chatham, MA
Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA
J. Todd Galleries, Wellesley, MA
Flat Iron Gallery, Peekskill, NY
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA
2013
Artist Member Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
Duxbury Art Association Winter Juried Show
Alden Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Antonia Gallery, Chatham, MA
Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA
J. Todd Galleries, Wellesley, MA
Flat Iron Gallery, Peekskill, NY
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA
2012

Alden Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Antonia Gallery, Chatham, MA
Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA
J. Todd Galleries, Wellesley, MA
Flat Iron Gallery, Peekskill, NY
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA
2011

Alden Gallery Provincetown, MA,
Antonia Gallery Chatham, MA
Field Gallery,  West Tisbury, MA
J. Todd Galleries, Wellesley, MA
Flat Iron Gallery, Peekskill, NY
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA

2010

Alden Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Antonia Gallery, Chatham, MA
Flat Iron Gallery, Peekskill, NY
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA
Field Gallery, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA
J. Todd Galleries, Wellesley, MA


2009

Alden Gallery, Provincetown, MA
M Atelier, Mashpee, MA,
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA
Cape Cod Museum of Fine Art, invitational
J. Todd Galleries, Wellesley, MA

2008

Alden Gallery, Provincetown, MA
J. Todd Galleries, Wellesley, MA
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA,
Summer Gallery, Sandwich, MA
Cape Cod Museum of Fine Art, invitational


2007

J.Todd Galleries, Wellesley, MA
Cataumet Art Center, Cataumet, MA
Osterville Fine Arts Gallery, Osterville, MA
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, juried and invitational shows
Summer Gallery, Sandwich, MA
Cape Cod Museum of Fine Art, invitational



Artist Statement
My botanical oil paintings are a kind of iconic portraiture. European travels exploring ancient cathedrals and some principle museums have created a deeper awareness of the historical context and spiritual connotation of portraiture with gold leaf illumination. I am compelled to distill perceptions of organic forms; botanical life being infinitely diverse as all life is infinitely diverse~ driving infinite exploration. Incorporating multi-tonal layers of oil paint, graphite, wax, etc. in transparent liquidity and textured impasto. Sensitive draftsmanship combined with energetic application of paint illuminate delicate, fibrous, inner workings.

I strive to create recognition, an instinctive connection to the core in each of us where we find strength and nourishment. Rich, bold colors reflect years living in South America and a desire to pursue and evoke a sense of universality or presence through color, line, form and spatial relationships. Explorations through the Alps and Dolomites, watercoloring the wildflowers. lakes and landscapes there and at the world’s oldest medicinal botanical garden (Padua) have all fed and inspired my paintings. Years as a glassblower have fostered the use of gravity to move paint, creating a refracted light quality reminiscent of hot liquid glass. There is an urgency and vibrancy in the breath and life this gives to my work.