About Me

Anne Corlett

Current Exhibition

The Landscapes That Surround Us

One Woman Show 
October 15-24, 2021
Capizzo Studio
3279 Blue Star Highway
Saugatuck, MI 

Opening
October 15, 5-9pm

During these last few, challenging years, I painted plenty, read books and worked on puzzles. I made a pact with myself to listen more and talk less. Listen, not only to what others are saying, but to the sounds around me: wind, birds, waves. And, to look. Look as if I’d never seen a cloud or a tree before. Look and listen with an open mind. Perhaps my new work will encourage you to do the same.

Anne Corlett was graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Fine Art. She continued her studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Royal Academy of Art in London, the Kalamazoo Institute of Art and Oxbow in Saugatuck, MI. After raising a family, Anne became a full-time artist, working and showing out of her studio on the Kalamazoo River in Saugatuck. She crosses from one medium to another – oil, watercolor, pastel, monotype – in order to tease out new meaning and insight from familiar subjects. Each substance allows her to explore in a different way, discovering aspects heretofore hidden.

“My art is about expressing emotions. Every brushstroke or mark is a word, a phrase, a feeling. How they interact tells a story. Some paintings are like poems, leaving the viewer to interpret the imagery on their own. Some are more literal, expressing my gut reaction to the beach, for instance, while keeping it the primary focus of the work. Landscapes continue to call to me with insistence. Making art addresses my need to communicate the awe I feel about the natural world and my place in it.”

Studio – Saugatuck, MI
Visits by appointment

Exhibitions, Publications and Awards

2020 – West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI
2019 – Group Exhibition, Preserved!, LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
2019 – Artist’s Residency, Vancouver Island, Canada
2019 – Published, American Art Collector, Alcove Books, CA
2018 – New Summer Beach Paintings, One Woman Show, Kismet Bakery, Douglas, MI
2018 – Artist Residency, Glen Arbor Art Association, Sleeping Bear Dunes, MI
2018 – Group Landscape Show, Milller Beach Arts Association, Gary IN
2017 – Group Exhibition, Preserved! Land Conservancy of West Michigan, LaFontsee Gallery, Douglas, MI
2017, 2014, 2013 – Published, American Art Collector, Alcove Books, CA
2017 – One Woman Exhibition, The Inn at Harbor Shores, St. Joseph, MI
2017-2011 – Group Exhibition, New Paintings, Leland, MI
2016 – One Woman Exhibition, Easel on Down the Road, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
2016 – Published, Easel on Down the Road, 50 States|50 Landscapes, A Journey of Discovery, Ballakeyll Press, Saugatuck, MI
2015, 2014 – Published, Studio Visit, Open Studio Press, Boston, MA
2015 – Honorable Mention, Figurative Show, ArtistTable online exhibit
2014 – Finalist, The Artist’s Magazine, Annual Art Competition
2014-2005 – Group Exhibition, Landscape Show, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2013 – 1st Place Award, Let’s Get Acquainted, ArtistTable online exhibit
2013 – Published, Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leelanau Press, Glen Arbor, MI
2011-2010 – Group Participation, Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI
2009 – Published, The Saugatuck Dunes, Artists Respond to a Freshwater Landscape, Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance, Saugatuck, MI