Anne Canfield lives and makes paintings and drawings in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. Canfield is known for her small scale, whimsical works of graphite and oil paint on paper and panel. She has shown extensively in group and solo exhibitions nationally and her work can be found in numerous public and private collections. Canfield is an alumna of Moore College of Art & Design and The Yale School of Painting, Norfolk. She has been awarded fellowships through the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia and has been a recurring resident artist at Soaring Gardens, through the Ora Lerman Trust. Anne Canfield is affiliated with Nancy Margolis Gallery in NY, NY.
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 the fragility and boundlessness of humanity and the natural world alike.