Piece description from the artist
This is a colorful and rich impasto abstract expressionist painting. It is full of cool color tones and lots of texture due to thick oil paint. Various shades of blues and cream stand out. Small areas of pink make the painting pop. This is a luscious painting with a buttery consistency. It reminds me of walking through the Borghese Gardens in Rome on a summer day.
Anne Brawer Schwartz is a dedicated abstractionist whose painterly imagination remains grounded in the world of places and things. While pursuing a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Oregon and further studies at the Gemological Institute of America, Schwartz always maintained a painting practice, which she kept up during her 25-year career as a renowned couture jewelry designer. The legacy of her expertise as a designer is apparent in her abstract paintings and their considerations of detail, drawing, design principles, color, texture, and refracted light. Having some years ago rededicated herself to her painting studio, today her canvases have been shown in numerous group shows and are represented in collections around the world. She frequently works with art consultants and interior designers, placing her works in businesses, hotels, private homes, and design firms. Being based in LA, her paintings have naturally also been featured in numerous television shows and motion pictures.