Anne Lindsay Labaire’s art education began in childhood with private lessons and classes at Quinlan Art Center. Art studies continued throughout high school and at the University of Mississippi. More recently her talents have been refined by continuing independent classes and workshops.
For many years, though, pottery and glazes were her focus. Anne and her husband, Ron, were professional potters selling works to galleries throughout the southeast. Ultimately, they opened their own gallery, the popular Labaire Pottery – A Gallery of Fine Crafts in Stone Mountain Park. In 1998 the gallery moved to Historic Norcross, GA. However, in Anne’s own words “clay and glazes ultimately gave way to paint and canvas.” Anne and Ron retired the gallery in 2010 so that Anne could focus full time experimenting with various fine art formats and materials, including acrylics, mixed media, collage, ink, monotypes, and more. Anne uses the artistic building blocks collected over a lifetime and creates art that is boldly and fearlessly her own.
While Anne’s earlier works demonstrated an affinity for bold color, her recent works are conceived of a limited subtle palette. Visual excitement is created with unique textures, marks, and layers. Often, unconventional tools are utilized in applying and removing paint from the surface. Almost all her artworks are a mix of the abstract and the concrete – partly recognizable and partly open to the viewer’s interpretation. Many of Labaire’s award-winning paintings grace the walls of homes and businesses throughout the nation.
Anne Lindsay Labaire’s artwork is available for purchase from her website at https://www.LabaireArt.com/, at Norcross Gallery and Studios, Norcross, GA (where her studio is located), and fine art galleries throughout the nation.
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