Anna Kuczynski Southern New Jersey artist Anna Kuczynski belongs to the long respected school of self-taught artists that have often dominated American painting. While her works exhibit the influence of paintings she has observed over the years, her approach and style remain very much her own, free from the restrictions and boundaries imposed by rigid training.
American artists are known throughout the world for their independent approach. To express stark realism with oil paint, Anna utilizes the affect natural sunlight plays on her subjects, as it caresses objects then disappears into deepening shadows. This visual treat has become one of Anna’s favorite tools as she extends it into other artistic mediums.
Always expanding in her artistic expression, Anna attends workshops with artists whose work she has come to admire. She explored the versatility of hot wax painting with the multi-talented encaustic artist, Loretta Tryon. Pastel artist, Stan Sperlak, taught Anna his remarkable use of this medium, during his workshops of intense training in the art plein air painting.
With so may ways to creativity, American artist Anna Kuczynski welcomes commissions and is available to discuss any project, large or small.
Don't miss the Associate Artist Show II at Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts! The Opening Reception is Friday, September 15., 6pm to 9pm. The show will be on display through 10/14/2017.
Anna Kuczynski along with 29 other juried artist will paint at outdoor locations for the Harford County Plein Air Festival Sunday October 8- Thursday October 12, hosted by the Maryland Center for the Arts
Friday, October 13 7pm-10pm: Collector's Preview Party and Award Ceremony at Towson University Northeast in Bel Air, MD
For more information go to https://www.mdcenterforthearts.org/harford-plein-air-festival.html
As a painting artist, I explore color and form by using encaustic, pastel or oil paint mediums. The unique properties of each medium produces uniquely different visual imagery. Oil paint offers a buttery consistency with which I enjoy blending reflecting hues into deepening shadows, topped with essential highlights, for a realistic approach with my artwork. My website of gallery art offers my original paintings and their Giclee art reproductions in all three of my working mediums.
Plein air painting with the pastel medium lends the ability to capture both soft and vivid hues of landscapes, exactly as they appear at any given moment. Labor Day 2016 perfectly describes the beach at Stone Harbor as it was that weekend. The colors in the scene were chosen by physically comparing the pigment of the pastel sticks to the color of the beach, water and sky, thus capturing the atmosphere that was simultaneously bright and overcast.
Encaustic painting, the fusing of layer upon layer of hot melted colored wax, can often result in various interpretations of the artist's work. A three dimensional opulence is created with a textured, sculpted or smooth finish. In my experience, encaustic painting is by far the most versatile art medium. It offers endless possibilities for creativity. Hydrangea is a beautiful example.
Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts Artist Alcove 2017
Arts in Bloom, Salem County Artist’s Annual Show Weekend 2017
Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts Associate Artist Show 2017
Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts Upcycle Show 2016
Salem Oak: From the Oak Desk Online Art & Literary Magazine 2016
Arts In Bloom, Salem County Artist’s Annual Show Weekend, NJ 2016
Arts In Bloom, Salem County Artist’s Annual Show Weekend , NJ 2015
Winter Miniature Show, Hardcastle Gallery, Centerville & Newark, DE, 2015
Devil In The Straight Line, International Encaustic Juried Show, Miami, FL 2014
Arts In Bloom, Salem County Artist’s Annual Show Weekend, NJ 2014
Stand Up For Salem, Group Mosaic Collaboration, Salem, NJ 2013
Arts In Bloom, Salem County Artist’s Show Weekend, NJ 2011
Fall Group Exhibition, Peter McPhee Arts, Stone Harbor, NJ 2010
Arts In Bloom, Salem County Artist’s Show Weekend, NJ 2010
Artist’s Reception, First Impressions Gallery, Salem, NJ 2009
Expressions In Oil, Selected Group Exhibit, Longwood Art Gallery, Kennett Square, PA 2009
Summer Exhibition, First Impressions Gallery, Salem, NJ 2009
Group Exhibition, Peter McPhee Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ 2008
American Ions, Light Street Gallery, Baltimore, MD 2007
Sweet-Art, Hardcastle Gallery, Centerville, DE 2006
Group Show, Hardcastle gallery, Centerville, DE 2005
Evening Of The Arts, Goodstay Center, Wilmington, DE 2004
Candlelight Tour, Pisces Gallery, Woodstown, NJ 1999
Candlelight Tour, Pisces Gallery, Woodstown, NJ 1998
Paintings By Sisters, Stover Mill Gallery, Erwinna, PA 1997