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ANN SHOGREN

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ENERGY I LIGHT I COLOR


Sunset Water IV n acrylic, ground marble & oil on canvas n 40 x 40 inches cover I Morning Mountain Rain n acrylic, ground marble & oil on canvas n 36 x 36 inches


ANN SHOGREN TRANQUILITY

ENERGY I LIGHT I COLOR

Winter 2010 Catalogue

ANN SHOGREN santa fe I new mexico I 87506


Sunset Water II

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acrylic, ground marble & oil on canvas

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40 x 40 inches


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The paintings of Ann Shogren express a unique vision of how art can capture and hold the energy of it’s subject. Her art has inspired collectors from a very young age. Shogren brings to her work the freedom of spontaneous gesture while maintaining a planned conscious and unconscious balance of light, texture and energy in each piece. The viewer is encouraged to experience the piece in their own way while allowing themselves to feel the colors and light that seems to emanate from the art. Shogren says she sees the beauty and energy of life that surrounds us even more clearly every year. Though her subjects are often identifiable, when Shogren works, her interest is less about a technical rendering of the subject and much more about trying to capture the elusive energy she feels. “Positive, happy energy and interesting light is what I am drawn to.” This makes for an ongoing collection of energetic pieces that enliven spaces and uplift moods. Throughout her landscapes, abstracts, and other works, Ann’s use of color and how one color harmonizes with the next color effects the feeling of the art. She chooses harmonious colors or more variation in tone and contrast depending on the subject. Shogren’s goal is for the energy of the art piece to fill the space around the art while still leaving room for the viewer to feel that they can experience the art and what it has to say. Shogren works on canvas, silk and paper. She often collages pieces of paper or silk art onto her canvas pieces. She always has a plan for her art when she starts a piece but tries to stay open to letting the art itself “tell her” what it needs next and she says “as long as I pay attention, my art definitely tells me the instant it is done.” Known for experimentation, she continually develops new techniques that involve creating new tools, paints and systems to make the best interpretation of her artistic vision. Her mediums vary depending on the piece. Shogren often uses oil paint, acrylics, glazes, ground marble, archival pigment prints, and pastels. Sometimes, all on the same piece. Shogren was born in 1961 in Iowa. She has a unique educational background that includes a BA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa and an MBA from the University of Portland, Portland, Oregon. Shogren’s pieces are in 100”s of private and corporate collections.


Mountain Morning Rain n acrylic, ground marble & oil on canvas n 36 x 36 inches left I (detail) Mountain Morning Rain n acrylic, ground marble & oil on canvas n 36 x 36 inches


right I Sunset Water IV n acrylic, ground marble & oil on canvas n 40 x 40 inches top I Sunset Water IV (detail) n acrylic, ground marble & oil on canvas n 40 x 40 inches


right I Sunset Water III n acrylic, ground marble & oil on canvas n 40 x 40 inches top I Sunset Water III (detail) n acrylic, ground marble & oil on canvas n 40 x 40 inches


right I Cool Pool n acrylic, ground marble & oil on canvas n 48 x 30 inches top I Cool Pool (detail) n acrylic, ground marble & oil on canvas n 48 x 30 inches


top I Color and Light Study I n acrylic & oil on paper, unframed left I Color and Light Study II n acrylic & oil on paper, unframed

n 15 x 11 inches n 15 x 11 inches


top I Color and Light Study III n left I Color and Light Study IV n

acrylic & oil on paper, unframed acrylic & oil on paper, unframed

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15 x 11 inches 15 x 11 inches


Ann Shogren in her California studio, taking notes on a new painting idea. Samples of two of the Artist’s custom, handmade rugs that were created from her painting designs are on the table.


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ANN SHOGREN santa fe I new mexico 505.982.2567 I annshogren@gmail.com www.annshogren.com

Contemporary Artist Ann Shogren - Tranquility Art Portfolio  

Winter 2010 Paintng portfolio by highly collected Artist, Ann Shogren.

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