Anne Marie LaVigne
If we allow it, life is ever pointing us toward unexpected possibilities. For me, that's included global traveling, professional speaking, authoring several technical books, and facilitating/teaching children and adults. After 30 years working in education, it was time to step back to allow what I had always loved, but never had time for, draw me into a new set of experiences and adventures. Photography, painting, drawing, weaving, farming, and writing poetry and stories were always patiently waiting just below the surface.
I love experimenting with the possible through playful renditions using a variety of mediums, including soft pastels and charcoal. I draw on simple experiences where my feet touch the ground – my cow from whose milk I make cheese, chickens playing in their yard, a lake where I kayak with family, nearby hills where I can ride horseback, vegetables growing in the garden.... I hope to tell just a small part of their rich, life stories.
Currently I reside in Arizona with my family, and a myriad of creatures, both wild and domestic.
Open Studio Tour
My artwork almost always starts with a personal life experience. It might be simple and light, like encountering a heritage breed of sheep or complex and deep, like the loss of someone close. From there, the challenge is to share that experience in a way that creates connections to others' life journeys. Typically a photograph, a video, or just a memory becomes images and words to communicate an essence of that moment.
How to Purchase
If you are interested in acquiring any of my currently available works, please contact me via email. Originals, prints, and card sets available to order for a variety of works. Feel free to stop into my “patio” studio on the open studio day/time.
IN PERSON TOURS:
DECEMBER 11th and 12th 9am – 3pm