Anne Schutz
Falmouth, ME

Anne Thompson Schutz, originally from Boston, lives and works in the greater Portland, Maine area with her husband and teenage children. She grew up in Maine near the ocean, lakes, farms and she had many gardens at home. Her relationship with and interest in nature and the natural world developed and continued to evolve over the years. Anne graduated from Skidmore College with a Bachelors Degree in Studio Art where she studied with David Miller, Richard Upton and Richard Linke. At her Senior Thesis Exhibition, Skidmore College chose one of her photographs to become part of Skidmore’s permanent collection. After college, Anne went directly to graduate school at Boston University earnng her MFA in Painting. She studied with John Moore, John Walker and Yvonne Jacquette. While teaching art in Boston, Anne continued to paint plants, flowers and other parts of nature after completing her degree. Anne has been in many group exhibitions including at the Maine College of Art, Maine Art Gallery and the Bakery Photo Collective. She has also been in several solo exhibitions including at Boston University, North Yarmouth Academy and the Falmouth Memorial Library. Anne earned an Honorable Mention Award at a juried exhibition for her watercolor painting at the Kennebunk River Club. Color and light in natural settings are the focus of Anne’s work. She invites others to witness infinite, distictive changes in motion or passing of time and celebrate that impermanence in paint. She looks for idiosyncratic expressions of patterns and form she gathers during travels to areas of New England, the South, Canada and Europe.