Market Street Art Spot’s newest resident artist is Anne Richeson Scanlon, a third generation artist who grew up under the wings of two professional artists – her mother, a potter and art teacher; and her grandmother, a printmaker.
Photography was her first medium beginning in middle school, and followed later by jewelry, glass and pastel. Being able to flow between the different mediums is natural for Scanlon.
“The principles of black and white photography are the foundation of any of my projects and color is the emotion,” noted Scanlon. “The layering of sheer over opaque glass for a jewelry pendant can impact the colors I use to blend in a pastel painting. Then, a pastel painting may influence the colors and textures I use in a necklace. I’ll begin a piece with one idea and then my subconscious may take it in a different approach. I trust this process.”
At the University of Iowa, Scanlon flourished in fine art photography while studying jewelry under distinguished professor of art Chunghi Choo. She continued to study graphic art at Iowa State University resulting in a degree in art and design.
While simultaneously creating jewelry, she became a full-time photo stylist in 1996. Since then her photography abilities have only grown. Her job entails art direction, creative visualization, and strong communication skills. Her clients include Dick’s Sporting Goods, Quad Graphics, Figi’s, Maple Ridge Farms, Kmart, Westinghouse, and Sugardale Meats.
Scanlon was awarded The Figi’s Certificate of Merit to signify recognition of quality, service, delivery, and creativity.
Her mediums include:
• Jewelry – Developed signature process of creating a non-kink woven chain for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
• Fused Glass – Self-taught in building several layered glass pieces, firing and mounting of both small and larger pieces of glass.
• Pastel Paintings – Impressionist and abstract pastel paintings with a focus on nature.
Scanlon’s works can be found at Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, Wisconsin; MC Art Studio, Chagrin Falls; Art and Soul Gallery, New Philadelphia; and Market Street Art Spot.
This article originally appeared on The Alliance Review: Market Street Art Spot welcomes Anne Scanlon