annette buckner hall
TEACHES ABSTRACT ART
Reservation made less than 24 hours before the class will not be accepted. A master class is subject to cancellation if the registration of the class less than 5. A class cancellation notice will send via email at least 24 hours before the class starts. If cancellation happens due to low registration, a full refund of $15 will be issued to your original payment method. A reservation fee will not be refunded if you are absent for any reason. Class takers are required to bring their own art materials. The champion will only provide easels and trays.
Class required art materials
- Best Choice - 18” X 18” Stretched Cotton Gallery Wrap Canvas (Fredrix Pro Series) Or 18” X 18” Stretched Canvas Gallery Wrap of your choosing Stretched canvas is needed for process, no board, wood etc.
- Acrylic Paint - Titanium White, Magenta, Cyan, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cerulean Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Mars Black, Burnt Umber
- Liquitex Slow Dry Blending Medium or Gel
- Optional Liquitex Glass beads in medium for texture
- Brushes - Any combination of small and medium brushes with one or two large brushes
- Empty Household Spray Bottle filled with water
- Empty Squirt Bottle
- Container for mixing colors and cleaning brushes
- Palette for mixing colors
- Paper Towels
- One or two images/photos etc. as inspiration
Transformation, connection, imperfection and acceptance are words that drive my life and my art. When I look back over the last ten years, I see one series of work move organically to the next, driven by experiment. Sure - different mediums and techniques blur the lines, but more importantly a question, usually why? is often in the midst. Abstract is the most frequent expression but not the sole means to the end. In addition, building layers is a repeating theme whether it be acrylic, watercolor, digital imagery or mixed media which is seen clearly in recent works of storytelling. This series is probably the most personal and stems from a book I am writing titled Philomena’s Raven. When it’s finished, look for it on the Bestsellers List! I have my mom and dad to thank for a childhood that built the confidence to state the previous and all the sentences really. Thank you!
About The Artist
Annette lives in Apex, North Carolina, but a two hour drive ending on the coast is where you’ll find her even on the coldest of winter days. When not creating, she enjoys looking for shark’s teeth, reading non-fiction and hanging out at Cup A Joe for coffee and people watching. Alongside art, she is currently writing a fiction book titled Philomena’s Raven.
Her first exposure to fine art came by way of tagging along with her father to a local Community College art class at the age of eight. The smell of oil paint, turpentine, stains in the sink and even a lesson on how to clean brushes sparked her desire to create. But as many artists do, she chose a divergent career path leading to NCSU College of Design.
Earning a BA of Environmental Design in Architecture and a Minor in Graphic Design gives her a unique perspective driven by problem solving and innovation. The combination of two and three dimensional space making informs her work and pushes boundaries where process is just as important as end product.
She is a resident artist at 311 Art Gallery in Raleigh, N.C. and her work has been juried into numerous local, regional and national shows from 2010 - present. Some of which include 2010 and 2012 VAE N.E.W., 2018 Menagerie - The Wild and Wonderful National Art Exhibit, 2018 Multiples Show, 2019 311 Gallery Black and White, Summer and Winter Show, 2019 Cary Fine Arts League Annual Show.
Hubble Telescope images were the inspiration for early acrylic on canvas abstract paintings. Before drying, medium and water were purposefully placed, but then left to move, dry, change and transform into a completely different work. Inability to control the end product became part the art.
Recent work involves selecting past original acrylic on canvas paintings and transforming them into new work using fractal algorithms, line, form, color and structure. A highly detailed digital image emerges.