Showing at GROVE SALON March 20, 2017 – May 20, 2017
Anna Vaughan is an artist and educator who lives in Oakland, California. Originally from the Midwest, Vaughan’s creativity was nourished at early age by her mother, who was an art teacher and remains a practicing artist. During summers, Anna lived on a farm with her grandparents, where she spent most of her time barefoot and outside. This led to a lasting and intimate connection with nature. This love of nature and encouragement toward creative play and artistic pursuit is the foundation of Anna’s work as an artist.
Working with figures and animals provides a way for the artist to explore cultural, historical, and spiritual myths. Her artwork responds to the interplay between natural and man made environments, and she endeavors to draw out points of connection and diversion between these two worlds. Her paintings invite viewers to contemplate some of the profound and simple experiences of living in connection with nature.
Read more here about Anna’s current ceramic and performance investigations in Body Continuum, a group exhibition on display through April 30 at the Abram Claghorn Gallery.
Find out more about Grove Salon here.