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Anna Rose Bain - 2nd Place Winner - People & Portraits

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Written by: Singular
Written on: Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:00 pm
Article Description: Anna Rose Bain was selected as the 2nd place winner of our People and Portraits competition
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We would like to congratulate the 2nd place winner of the People and Portraits competition, Anna Rose Bain. Below are the images she submitted. To view them in detail, click an image below. Also, take a moment to learn a little bit about Anna by reading her statement below.


Anna Rose Bain was born and raised in rural Wisconsin. She began drawing from the moment she could pick up a pencil. Inspired by her grandfather, who started painting at the age of 70, she spent her free time as a child sketching from nature and poring over art books. She was homeschooled all through high school, giving her the opportunity to focus on art. Her primary medium was colored pencil until she began classes at Hillsdale College, majoring in Art. There, she fell in love with oils and decided to focus her studies on painting. Her strong background in drawing helped her to launch forward in advanced classes such as figure painting and sculpture. Under classical instruction and rigorous technical training, Anna excelled in the Hillsdale art department, sweeping juried art awards every semester. She received a full scholarship for her senior year, allowing her to attend summer painting classes at the Florence Academy of Art in 2006. She was the first student in Hillsdale College's history to have a solo senior exhibit, and she graduated in 2007 with departmental honors.

Anna now resides in Garland, TX with her husband, Steve. She paints full-time as a commissioned portrait artist, teaches private painting lessons, and is actively involved in the local arts communities. Having had such inspiring teachers and role models in her own life, she firmly believes in sharing her passion and knowledge of classical art with other aspiring artists, as well as showing practical ways to stay up to date in today's changing art market. Anna attends regular life drawing and painting sessions with the Society of Figurative Arts in Carrolton, TX, and is a member of the Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists. She also serves as Texas co-ambassador for the Portrait Society of America.

“My paintings are an expression of gratitude,” Anna says in her artist’s statement. “They often depict men, women, or children in peaceful settings or places that evoke happiness. My art focuses on the enjoyment of life, and is permeated with a love for nature, music, and all things good. My style might be considered classical realism, which attempts to idealize the subject while preserving its true essence. I hope that whoever views my work finds their senses awakened as they respond to the use of color, light, and tangible subject matter. I am captivated by those things that go beyond the surface, and I hope to convey this deep and abiding interest to everyone who sees my work.”

Website: http://www.artworkbyannarose.com
This article was last edited by Singular on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:05 pm
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Permanent Linkby CharleneMBrown on Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:28 am

Congratulations! Your portraiture and figurative work is lovely.
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