Ann Flemings, Austin-based artist, shares some insight into how she approaches a new painting. Starting with simple compositions, she uses quick sketches to intuitively compose her paintings. Then turning to her palette, she builds colors that reflect her memories or moods to approach the work.
Join Austin artists Kristy Battani, Ann Flemings, Cheryl Finfrock, and Lucy MacQueen in their studios with their favorite cocktails, while they share a behind the scenes peek into their working process.These artists have studios in the SW corner of Bldg 1 at Canopy and began weekly virtual visits during the shutdown. This is a continuation of those conversations. Join us!
A 3D gallery experience of Ann Flemings artwork. Flemings investigates the layering and interaction of color, shape, and line as they contribute to our interpretation of depth, movement and beauty. Described as a colorist, her work is also about finding light. Inspired by the community of artists that call Austin home, learn more at FlemingsArt.com;@annflemingsart on FB; @ann_flemings_art on IG
Ann Flemings is a contemporary abstract painter living in Austin, Texas. She holds a BFA in graphic design and an MA in Sociology. An Austin resident since 2007, she has consistently exhibited during the EAST and WEST Studio Tours in Austin and is represented by Artworks Gallery in Austin, TX.
Her numerous juried group exhibitions include the 2020 Celebrating Women Artists with Alaris Gallery in Kansas City, MO, 2019 People's Gallery exhibition at Austin City Hall, The Femme Abstract, a unique, women-only exhibition during EAST 2018, in Austin and the 2016 Imagine exhibition at the Texas State University in Round Rock, Texas. Flemings piece "Transfigured Edge of Awareness" took 3rd Place at the Expression Through Abstraction exhibition in September 2020. Flemings was the recipient of the First Place Award at the Barnstable County Fair in Falmouth, MA and was competitively selected to participate in Austin Inc. Live, both in 2014. Flemings work is housed within private collections in Alaska, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
She is inspired by the community of artists that call Austin home and serves on the board of Big Medium, the regions largest nonprofit for visual artists.
In my work, I investigate the layering of color, shape, and line as they contribute to our interpretation of depth, movement, and beauty. Often described as a colorist, my work is also about finding the light. My chosen medium is acrylic and I am currently creating abstract imagery.
Drawing from memories, moods and the paint combinations on my palette, I start with a loose composition, which I cover, layer, remove, repaint and cover again, transforming the piece through many layers and stages. Working through this searching process, I create multi-layered vistas that at times can be reminiscent of things familiar and I am currently striving to make mark making more central to my imagery.