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The Art Portfolio of Anne Popperwell

A small acrylic painting of a horizon line at sunsetGolden Afternoon, acrylic on cradled wood panel

Painter Anne Popperwell creates beautifully soft, creamy, dreamy paintings featuring landscapes and other natural subject matter. The artist is currently based in the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia, and many of her works express scenes from in and around the islands.


A painting of a cloudy sky over a tropical islandIsland Sky #2, acrylic on canvas

 

I really enjoy the colour palette that Anne employs in many of her artworks. The artist’s series of small works, currently available on her portfolio website, showcase the artist’s ability to create an entire scene and mood out of a very simple, subdued composition. In this series, the artist’s compositions tend to focus on a dark horizon line, with built-up shapes that could be distant mountains, hills, or islands. Around these horizon lines, the artist layers soft hues of orange, purple, and blue to create a gradient effect like the setting sun reflecting off a still ocean.


A screen capture of Anne Popperwell's art portfolio websiteThe front page of Anne's portfolio website

 

Anne’s cloud-focused paintings are equally soft and creamy, with the shapes of cloud forms rendered in brush marks that one can almost feel.


A watercolour painting of a close-up of a roseWinged Rose, watercolour on paper


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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