Annie Rouse

"Home and garden are the subjects of my paintings. These I am most familiar with. Flowers from the garden, crockery from the cupboards, these are the "actors" of my canvases. They often take on different roles, change colour, and shape, transformed as they interact with the space and objects around them. They reoccur repeatedly in different paintings, disguised by media, colour, techniques, and perspectives. The latter reduced by the depth of the picture so that the objects appear to be placed on the surface. Added to this is my absolute delight in the viscosity of oil paint and colour mixing. I love to experiment working with a limited palette, playing with tones, and enjoying seeing how far I can "push" a painting."