Foggy Notion: Acrylic, Indian Ink on wood panel © Ann Vollum 2012
Baird Group Exhibition
5 Mead Street
South Orange, NJ 07079
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British by birth, I was born in Africa and grew up overseas. In 1989, I moved to America for a couple of years...
The Beasties have become my identity, they help keep me anchored and are influenced by the traditional art forms of Africa, Pakistan and India.
This year I have been experimenting with color and have been exploring the use of acrylic, oil bar and encaustic to add another dimension to my work.
My drawings evolve organically, they are never pre-planned, I draw directly in ink starting with an outline and then filling it in with patterns. I am interested in the way pattern transforms an ordinary shape into something extraordinary.
As a member of the Book Arts Roundtable, I create hand bound artist books, the latest is a beaded wood book that encompasses text for the first time. My books are never planned out in advance, I enjoy the way the story tells itself, and I am more creative for it.
This year I am excited to have a piece of "Mail Art" in an exhibition in London, England, and to have one of my books featured in Lark Books "500 Handmade Books"
BeastlyBeastie t-shirts are also available.
Influences: Edward Gorey, Henrich Drecher and Victoria Chess to name a few.
Areas of Specialization: Pen and Ink drawings, Artist Books, Calligraphy
BeastlyBeasties.com: A Beastie a Day... ink drawings by Ann Vollum
BeastlyBeasties.Wordpress.com: The Beastly World of Ann
AVCalligraphy.com: Ann Vollum Calligraphy
AnnVollumCalligraphy.Wordpress.com: Ann Vollum Calligraphy