One of the few things that can make a grueling commute in an industrial city tolerable is also what is not a part of that landscape -- sky. In her latest exhibition, Anne M Bray explores the various ways in which the vivid glow of a sunset or the reflection of a fiery sky heals the land marred by man. Including a range of media from oil on canvas, to pastel on paper, to digital paintings and composites, Bray’s work serves as a personal coping mechanism, helping her come to terms with the dwindling access to the natural world. Looking upwards to the skies, the only direction above the chaos below, Bray takes solace in the colorful expanse. With her attitude, Bray provides a modern version of the Hudson River School -- finding the sublime in a landscape wracked by human intervention.
Anne studied painting at the College of Creative Studies, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received a BFA in Fashion Design from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.
Her work has been shown in solo and group shows across the country. She has been awarded residencies at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, The Hambidge Center, Vermont Studio Center, and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. The City of Beverly Hills has a piece of Anne’s included in its collection, as do numerous private collectors.
In addition to her fine arts work, she is a graphic designer for an apparel company in Irwindale and an instructor at Otis.