Ann Tuck, Atlanta Member Since December 2008 Artist Statement My journey as an artist began with a 15-year tour of the world. Residing for months at a time in 20 very obscure places on the globe, my palette and approach to painting changed with every place that I lived—The Atacama Desert of Chile was a place to explore the emotion of color and pattern with the eerie, ever-changing skies above. I learned the power of contrast in India where brilliant pink saris worn by shantytown women were set off by the surrounding dirt and decay. At a bawdy seaside town in England, the clutter of campy neon signs and noisy casinos inspired my use of color to create a sense of motion and rhythm. By the time I had set foot on all of the continents, I was set to explore all of these changes that I had experienced.
My vision of the world now begins no further than my own backyard where my studies explore the aesthetics found in the world all around us.
You can find my originals at the Lagerquist Gallery in Atlanta. See my painting “Paraguay” on the Axe Body Spray television commercial “The Ideal Woman”.