Anna Bergin is a celebrated emerging artist from New York. She has found success with both commercial and private collectors internationally. Anna majored in Fine Arts with a concentration in painting at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her studio and home is in Beacon, NY.
Anna’s paintings, whether straightforward or not, are always struggling with themselves, attacked by ornate beauty, fitting into figurative forms or within a confined shape.
There is a thickness to the paint that tempts the viewer with the yearning to touch. She works on the floor with her canvas in hand because it allows her to be on top of the work and hold it in a way that that adds power behind each scrape or mark that she makes. By adding materials such as wood ash to the oil paint she is able to scrape and spread it in a satisfying way. The application is often laborious leading to additional expressive markings or drawings in each painting.
We have so many complex thoughts combining to make us who we are. The world around us can push us down or inspire us, all within a minute’s time. Anna Bergin’s work is just trying to sort it all out, in her own language, one painting at a time. http://www.annabergin.com
“I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.” —Frida Kahlo