This April we are filling the EasternPennPoints blog with art and poetry in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.
Dreamscape with Rabbit
by Anni Matsick
Artist’s statement: The painting is first in my Dreamscape series in which I try to portray subconscious thought, where actual meaning is not evident. The scene has indications of an earlier time, as if from a long-stored memory. I invite the viewer to form their own “story.” For me, it recalls memories of my grandparents’ yard, where we picked cherries, grapes, and gooseberries for jelly, and ate tomatoes pulled fresh from the vine. The work was included in Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 2019 40th Annual International Juried Exhibition.
Anni Matsick has over 30 years of experience as a freelance illustrator for numerous publishers of trade and educational materials. Her paintings have won numerous awards and two appear in Splash 19: The Best of Watercolor published by North Light Books. For the past 16 years Anni has served as Chair for the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania’s popular Recycled Show featuring entries made from cast-off materials. This year’s show runs May 1-24 in State College (www.artalliancegallerydowntown.org). See more of Anni’s artwork at www.annimatsick.com.