Class Instructor: Anne Havel

Anne Havel

Anne has been an independent studio artist for 20 years, teaching 10-20 workshops a year and exhibiting her work in juried fine craft shows. Her work is included in the permanent collections of: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Yale Art University, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Crocker Art Museum, and the Enamel Arts Foundation as well as numerous private collections. Anne considers service a critical part of her artistic journey. She is a self describes reformed CPA, and serves on the boards of The Enamelist Society, Pocosin Arts, and the Enamel Guild North East, using her powers for good.

Anne is inspired by many of the abstract painters, space objects and creatures from her imagination, molecular level shapes, geometry, clay artists, building structures, flowers, etc.The world is imperfect and that is reflected in much of Anne’s work – not a perfect circle or square – rough around the edges. Even nature, which is the closest anything comes to perfection, manifests its “perceived flaws” in the imperfect flower, the decaying tree bark, or the mold-ridden fence-post. All these beautiful “flaws” drive her work.

Her enamel pieces are intended to express humor, or make a social, political, or environmental statement, while balancing the color palette selected. Her drawings, which are created with dental tools scratching through hardened liquid enamel, convey Anne’s ideas about the subject matter that is dominating her thoughts at the time. From her perspective, the world suffers from many injustices covering all spectrums of thought. She uses her art to express and convey her ideas about the many problems and issues that literally plague our planet.

Anne’s motivation is simple and pure – she wants people to be moved by the balance of the lines and forms, but most importantly the colors – have a visceral, soul-stirring response. If that happens, her work is done.

 

 

Classes Taught By Anne Havel:

Beyond Scratching the Surface with Anne Havel
Fri. Feb 9, 9:30AM - 12:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Fri. Feb 16, 9:30AM - 12:30PM PT (Pacific Time)
Fri. Feb 23, 9:30AM - 12:30PM PT (Pacific Time)