I draw and paint on a tiny scale and am inspired by the detail, whimsy and geometric naturalism of both early Netherlandish and Indian Miniature painting. I use a variety of media as point of departure, ranging from personal photography to elements of film. Loosely narrative, my pieces reveal quiet, solitary moments as a sense of time or place is trapped and brought to stand still. Concerned with identity, memory and psychological phenomenon, my recent work symbolically explores these fixations. While combing this awareness of being, time and of place, my works reflect everyday life, daydreams, and, finally, the fragility and the boundlessness of both humanity and the natural world alike.
ANNE CANFIELD, born in Bethlehem, PA, lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in 1999. During her studies there, she attended Yale University’s Summer School of Painting and Music. Recent exhibitions include Anne Canfield & Gary Peterson, Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA; Anne Canfield & Hiro Sakaguchi, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY; Privacy Made Public, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA; and Small But Not Restricted, Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA. She was the recipient of the Fleisher Wind Challenge Award and a visiting artist and critic at Moore College of Art & Design and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her work has been featured in Fresh Paint Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Fine Art Connoisseur, and The Philadelphia City Paper.