About

“When exploring a subject, Ireland engages in a layering of colors until she has arrived at a combination of hues that evoke the atmosphere and emotion inspired by the scene. In this progression way from description towards expressiveness, Ireland’s vibrant paintings acquire a degree of independence from their subjects and become ‘a place to hang my paint, my marks, my color on’.”

Britta Konau
The Canvas, Maine Home + Design
June 2013

My paintings are the result of observation informed by imagination–a place where the iconic is seen in the emotional context of mystery and surprise. There is a powerful energy when sky meets ground. To intensify that connection I strive to create a psychologically-nuanced atmosphere of unexpected color, giving it depth and consequence.

 

EDUCATION

BFA with honors, Maine College of Art
BA, Bowdoin College

EXHIBITIONS

2018 “The Portland Show”, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, Maine
2017 Solo Exhibition, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, Maine
2017 “The Maine Show”, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, Maine
2017 St. Botolph’s Club, Boston,MA
2015 “Small Works”, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, Maine
2015 Two person show, Anne Ireland and Julie Freund”, Ocean House Gallery, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
2015 20th Annual Juried Show, juror, Britta Konau, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, Maine
2015 “Maine As they see it”, Maine Art Gallery invitational, Kennebunkport, Maine
2015 “Paint the Farm”, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery invitational , Belfast, Maine
2014 Solo Exhibition, The Gallery at Somes Sound, Somesville, Maine.
2013 “Anne Ireland: New Work”, Charles Thomas Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland
2013 “Anne Ireland and Susan Williams: New Work”, Thos.Moser Gallery, Freeport, Maine
2013 “Maine, as I see it”, Maine Art Gallery, Kennebunkport, Maine
2013 “Spring”, featured artist, Gleason Fine Art, Portland, Maine
2013 Invitational, State House, Augusta, Maine Arts Commission
2012 “Setting the Table”, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, Maine
July, 2012 Deer Isle Artists Association 40th Anniversary Invitation Exhibition, Deer Isle, Maine
2012 “Choice,” Maine Art Gallery, Kennebunkport, Maine
2012 Solo Show, Flat Iron Gallery, Portland, Maine
2012 “Bates, Bowdoin & Colby College Alumni Art Show,” Thos.Moser Gallery, Freeport, Maine
2011 “Celebrating Women Artists in Maine” Thos. Moser, Freeport, Maine
2011 “My Maine Imagined,” solo exhibition, LaMarche Gallery, Bowdoin College
2010 “Women Artists in Maine,” Thos. Moser, Freeport, Maine
2009 “December Show,” Elizabeth Moss Fine Art, Falmouth, Maine
2009 “Black Frame Invitational,” Portland, Maine
2009 “Inspiration Italy,” Cygnet Gallery, Portland, Maine
2008 “Anne Ireland and Dennis Rafferty: New Works,” Cygnet Gallery, Portland, Maine
2008 “Anne Ireland and Holly Ready,” Cygnet Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine
2008 “Three MECA Women,” Cape Cottage Gallery, South Portland, Maine
2008 “Black Frame Invitational”
2007 “Anne Ireland and Dennis Rafferty: New Works,” Cygnet Gallery, Portland, Maine
2007 “Three Points of View,” Slade-Hill Gallery, Yarmouth, Maine
2007 “Black Frame Invitational”
2005 Solo Exhibition, Cygnet Gallery, Bar Harbor, Maine
2005 “Crossroads,” Galeyrie Fine Art, Falmouth, Maine
2004 “Ten Years After,” June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine

FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2016, Chalk Hill Artist Residency, Healdsburg, CA
2013 Stephen S. Pace Residency, Stonington, Maine
2012 Residency Fellowship at The Studios of Key West
1993 Harley Flaws Merit Scholarship
1991 Payson Scholarship Competition, Honorable Mention

COMMISSIONS

2014 Summer Cover Art, LLBean catalog 2010 Spring Cover Art, LLBean catalog
2010 Cover Painting, LL Bean Spring Catalog, January
For commission work, please contact the artist.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bob Keyes, Portland Press Herald, July 23, 2017
Konau, Britta, “Atmospheric Abstraction,”Maine Home + Design, June 2013
2009 Phil Isaacson, “Inspiration Italy,” Portland Press Herald/Sunday Telegram, June 21
2009 “Ones to Watch,” Maine Home + Design, May, p. 83

GALLERIES

Thos. Moser Gallery, Freeport, Maine
The Gallery at Somes Sound, Somesville, Maine
Inquiries may be made by contacting the artist.

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