About the Artist:
For painter Anne Kauff the road to becoming the artist she is today has had several detours. Growing up in an artistic home, she spent endless hours poring over art books and sketching. But when it came time to pick a career, her practical bent led her to go into interior design. After a number of years working in the field, she married and began an odyssey of travel with her husband. Over the next five years, his job took them to thirteen different countries. With time on her hands and ever-changing scenery, Anne picked up her brush again and has been painting ever since.
Subject matter is not terribly important to her. She paints still life and florals as well as plein-air landscapes because she loves being outdoors and enjoys the challenge of saying what she needs to say in a very limited amount of time. It keeps her from getting caught up in the details of what she is painting and focused on what the painting is about. Anne is more concerned with conveying a feeling, whether it is the loneliness she sees in an empty prairie under a leaden sky or the exuberance of water splashing over rocks. One work she titled “Joy” because she was painting a hillside of spring grass in the morning sun and it was the most incredible chartreuse green she had ever seen. “Joy was what I felt the entire painting session,” claims Anne.
Dogbotz Boneyard has collected the plein-air artwork of Anne Kauff because of her simple, direct approach that uses shape, pattern and color to convey the impact of nature on the senses. Painting en plein air brings the temperature, smells and sounds of the day into the final outcome of each of her pieces. First outdoors in nature and then in the studio where memory comes into play, Anne produces artwork that does more than merely record a certain place or a particular moment in time but also alludes to an experience that transcends the everyday into the realm of the universal. And so, from our Dogbotz Boneyard Gallery of Art for your own personal collection, we present Anne Kauff’s A Very Long Way Home.