Bio: Raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Anne Kessler followed family tradition by attending Harvard. She moved to California and threw herself into the "back to the land" movement. She spent the next 10 years as a professional musician conducting both choruses and orchestras. Then she moved to London where she studied finance and database engineering. Finally she moved to Point Arena, on the Garcia River in Mendocino County, where she paints full time. Anne studies colorist and pastel techniques with Kitty Wallis, a close friend for over 30 years.
Anne has shown her work in galleries in San Francisco, Scottsdale, New York City, Paris and Zurich. Her work is on permanent display at The Sea Ranch Lodge in Sonoma County. In 1993 when Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan married Masako Owada, one of Anne's paintings was presented to the royal couple as a wedding present by an American collector. The painting now hangs in the private collection of the Japanese Royal household.Medium: Pastel. Anne works exclusively on Wallis paper. The pastel brands she prefers are Ludwig, Unison, Schminke, and Sennelier. If she lacks a precise colour, she creates her own pastels.
Subjects: Landscape, Floral.
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Gallery: New Paintings; Rivers and Forests; Farms and Vineyards; Oceans and Dunes; Flowers and Plants.
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