My aim is to capture the spirit of the subject as quickly and succinctly as possible. Energy and spontaneity are the key elements in a successful painting. Accuracy of drawing, combined with expressive application of paint are the tools I use to achieve them. The fewer times I touch the painting, the better, while little bits of color join hands and conspire to form an image.
Anne Kullaf is a contemporary painter who works in a variety of media. Her paintings utilize the principles of drawing from direct observation combined with efficient brushwork and a limited palette. She is a faculty member of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, and has also taught at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, and the Center for Contemporary Art. In 2014, Ms. Kullaf was Painter-in-Residence at Bryant Park, NYC. She was recently invited to give a lecture and demonstration at the Princeton University Art Museum in conjunction with its exhibition of Great British Drawings on loan from Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum collection. She is represented by the Urban Gallery & Books, Philadelphia. Her work has been featured in museum exhibitions in the US and abroad, and is included in the permanent collections of the US Coast Guard.
RESIDENCIES & MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS:
-Bryant Park Painter in Residence, NYC, 2014
-Loosely Structured, Solo Exhibition, Eisenberg Gallery, Visual Arts Center of NJ, 2011
-American Landscapes, Group Exhibition exhibited at Arti et Amiciatiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2011
-Michael Ingbar Gallery, NYC
-Urban Gallery & Books, Philadelphia