"'s I have specialized in linoleum reduction cuts for 18 years. My subject matter ranges from an individual flower to vignettes of animal life, often featuring cats, my favorite models.All of my designs are original and often represent the development of a passing thought ("if cats can see only black and white, do you suppose they dream in color?").Although block prints, and specifically reduction cuts, do not lend themselves to fine detail, I thrive on achieving very complicated designs with as many as a dozen over-printings to reach the final product.I develop my ideas from thumbnail sketches that are then drawn to full size.Once I have completed the composition, I transfer it to the linoleum, and begin carving for the first printing.I use water soluble printers ink on hot press water color paper.The multiple printings result in a final print that is heavy with ink, with a distinct texture."
Anne Gaines has received several awards: The most recent award is Best in Media at the 2010 Rockport Art Festival, July 3 & 4, 2010. Other Awards include: Sun Newspaper's 2005 "Readers Choice Best Artist" for Fort Bend County, Best in Media at the 2003 Rockport Art Festival, First Place and Best of Show at Texian Market Days at the George Ranch, for Blue Eyes and Bluebonnets and Beneath the Rig.Recent shows include the Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown Houston 2005, 2007 and 2009, the Rockport Art Festival in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, and the Woodlands Waterway 2007 and 2008. She exhibited at the inaugural Art in the Square in Georgetown, Texas in 2009, and again in 2010. She was honored to be the Featured Artist at the American Petroleum Institute's booth at OTC in May 2005, and the SNAP Gala at the Square Moon Gallery in the HoustonHeights in 2007.
You can find Anne's linocuts at Treasure Hunters Gallery in Historic Richmond TX.