own along a gravel road, hidden by tall hedges that create a barrier from the outside world, is a secluded log home that sits near the banks of the South Harpeth River.
There's a profound peacefulness that greets you when you arrive. It's a refuge, a sanctuary, and it's also where you'll find artist Anna Jaap and her husband, Gus Laux. With years spent handling the careers of musicians, he understands more than most her need for space and solitude to maintain the creative process. The artistâ€™s studio is simple, pure, and cleanâ€” white walls, white floors, and the natural light pouring through the windows throws shadows on the shelves filled with paints, books, and tools. Easels and a drafting table display works in progress. An oversized canvas turned on its side leans against the wall, waiting for Anna. There is no time here; it feels like it could be yesterday or tomorrow.
Cycle/Blue Sargasso Sea (from the Wisdom series), 2012, Acrylic, charcoal, saral transfer, photo collage and pastel on canvas, 36" x 48"
Suspension (from the Wisdom series), 2012, Acrylic, charcoal, pastel and saral transfer on canvas, 36" x 48"
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