I draw and paint on a tiny scale and am inspired by the detail, the whimsy and the 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.
— Anne Canfield





Anne Canfield is a painter and draftsperson based in Philadelphia, PA.  Her work is inspired by a sense of wonderment as evoked through storytelling.  Canfield received her BFA from Moore College of Art & Design and attended the Norfolk School of Painting, Yale University.  Canfield has shown extensively in group and solo exhibitions both regionally and nationally.  She is an alumna of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia.  Upcoming 2014 exhibitions will include the Woodmere Art Museum's 73rd Annual Juried Exhibition (Sarah McEneaney, juror), a two-person exhibition with artist Sun Young Kang at Pagus Gallery in the Norristown Arts Center in November, and at a solo exhibition of her work at Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia in December.   This September, Canfield will be a resident artist for a second time at Soaring Gardens in Laceyville, PA, through the generosity of the Ora Lerman Trust.