The aesthetic of Anne Wallace’s work rests in its silence. She incites a solitary transaction between the viewer and the painting - a private and intimate meeting encouraging an undisturbed absorption of the image.
Using the canvas as a single plane, Anne chooses to stress the two-dimensional nature of painting, rejecting illusions of depth and gestural brushwork. She applies colors in blocks spanning the entire surface to suggest the composition may be yet a detail of a larger field.
The architecture of the canvas divides color into lateral and horizontal zones. Intimate and contrasting tonal relationships emerge among dry earth tones of sienna, sage and ochre to create illusion of transparency and translucence.
Veils of color lend mystery to Anne’s work, accented at times by Asian symbology or a typeset letter either hidden or boldly displayed within the composition. These letters, as if hints in secret code to a larger message, are placed deliberately as a focal point to exalt the mind above the banal contingencies and trivialities of social life to a place more spiritual, contemplative and intimate.
Anne's work has been exhibited at the Greenwood Gallery, Maison et Objet in Paris, Art Expo New York, Art Expo Las Vegas, the Kohler showroom, and the Parade of Homes.