Anne Pollard James
Anne Pollard James is a contemporary figurative (mostly) oil painter. Her works explore the many ways women navigate the spaces that surround them and take the space wanted in a place, made for and by those who often want to keep women out. Her paintings are loud, hard, soft, sweet and sharp: The artist's response to staking her claim and claiming her space in places that often ask/require permission.
“We continue to take our space with hard humor, or a wink and a nudge, and all the other endless ways—and boldly support one another to hold our ground and
take up space in rooms that are often filled with people who would love us to remain small.”