ABOUT ANNE LEVEQUE
Fine Art Abstracts
Huge abstract landscapes and non-objective work are Anne Leveque's spatial inspirations for oil on canvas. Her long view / aim is to push through abstract landscapes towards non-objective work, the goal being absolutely the obliteration of all image as they might creep in as Leveque paints. If she can do this it frees the viewer to “see what they see.” Throughout the process of up to 30 layers, Leveque is ever-mindful of leaving no recognizable imposed image.
Color choice is very important but Anne Leveque has no physical palette. The paint goes directly from the tube onto the canvas and then she moves it around, wipes it off, blends, sands, scrapes, etc., to create depth. When Leveque begins a painting, the canvas is blank and her mind ever more so, having prepared herself in solitude for a couple of days before she begins to paint.
To achieve a sense of peace in each piece, Anne Leveque concentrates on her breath of both dramatic expansive strokes of emotion and, later, sensitive detail. The breath will set the tone of the painting. Another day starts and Leveque begins to know where the painting is going. If she gets this far and continues, the work will usually be successful. If the viewer can sense this essence of Peace, then the work circles back and the work is complete. Painting has taken Leveque into a fully aesthetic and ascetic life of solitude, peace, and tranquility.
Anne Leveque has traveled the world and she lived in Asia from 2010 - 2016.
To travel extensively internationally is to understand humankind more fully and this has influenced Leveque's philosophy and painting profoundly.
37th Annual Juried Exhibit
Winner, William Marlow Memorial Award for Painting
Highland Art Center, Weaverville, CA
Recent Solo Exhibitions & Workshops
I am writing to say I have the highest praise for Anne Leveque as both artist and spiritual individual. She embodies the principles and excitement of fine art in all her work and inspires viewers, professionals, and students to explore the mind and ideas. She achieves a personal state of being through both visual and written work, using formal ideas in a never-ending beauty or lamentation of her personal expression of life.
As an expert colorist she has developed her work in concomitant use of line and imagery. With a wide and rich background in travel and several arts, she has, since coming to the Napa Valley, quickly risen in art community to be known as a consummate painter of excellence. I believe she is on her way to great success in the art world.
As a professional gallery artist and college instructor for many years, I give her my highest accolades.
Theo Fabian Becker
Thank you for the exhilarating experience. You are a great innovator and teacher.
I just wanted to check in and tell you how much I enjoyed your class. Loved what you had to say as well as watching you work. You really have been to the portals!
Last night's reception was very nice. A pretty good turnout and so many talented artists truly loving your work -- just entranced. Many saying it is the best Featured Artist show at NVAL ever (certainly since 2011 when Bernie & I joined). For me when viewing your work in the gallery, I feel as though I am in a quiet, beautiful church all by myself surrounded by your paintings, so peaceful with those lovely, serene, luminous paintings.
Beyond AMAZING!!! so inspired by YOUR art - nature elements color- sublime!!!
It's amazing how much I am attracted to your work, and aspire to the numinous beauty you are able to create! Your style, your color palette, the size of the works, the feelings behind the pieces, the imaginative places I am sent to when I view a new piece! How much fun it is to take that journey and come up with a story for you...I am honored!
"Under the tutelage of Master abstract painter Anne Leveque, I am led to be open to the numinous - to reach out and find/follow my own individual and unique style of nonrepresentational painting. (Anne) uses intuition and feelings in shaping and balancing her work, and in mirroring that process to you. Anne is the perfect facilitator for my needs; she offers just the right amount of guidance. I have a difficult time knowing when to stop; I appreciate it when Anne looks at my work and says 'It's finished. I will be continuing to take her workshops, it's a joy."
"I love your show!!! The pieces are sublime, each one a universe unto itself. I love them up close and from the far end of the gallery. Could stare at them for hours!"
"Your workshops are among the best we have had at North Valley Art League. You are one of the best artists in our region IMHO, Anne. Kudos to you for all your success. Well deserved!”
"It was a joyful, empowering, and successful workshop indeed! Thank you very much for your inspiration and expertise in helping us create our works. We would love to sponsor another workshop with you in the Spring or early Summer next year. "
"Thank you, Anne. I haven’t enjoyed a workshop as much as yours! All attributed to you, your approach and your understanding of how artists learn. Thanks again."
"Three of our AANV members... attended (Anne's) workshop, which was a delight an a "numinous" experience for myself. (We) were exposed to Anne's unique method of painting - 'approaching the blank canvas with an open mind' - and were fully absorbed in the work."
"You have opened up a whole new direction for me to explore in my painting. I appreciate your skill as an artist and the supportive environment you fostered. Plus, it was just fun getting to know you. I hope I have an opportunity to work with you again and will highly recommend your workshops to others."
"I enjoyed seeing you Friday at the art league. I have thought of you often since I went to your workshop. I found you very inspiring and look forward to the creation of more abstract work. Thank you."