Anne Irons

Anne Irons

Anne Irons has lived in Honolulu for forty years.  A former art teacher, she now devotes full time to painting in a variety of media and subject matter.

After teaching art for ten years in private schools in Hawaii, Anne left the classroom to pursue art in earnest.  Since that time, she has won many awards in juried shows, including "Best of Show" in five separate exhibitions.  She has been featured in numerous one-woman shows.  Anne's paintings and prints are included in the State Foundation on Culture & the Arts, The Contemporary Museum, as well as many corporate and private collections. 

Artist statement:  "Watercolor and acrylic have been my staple.  I enjoy the spontaneity of water based media and the portability of it, allowing painting outside directly from Hawaii's abundant stimuli.  Monoprints and mixed media monoprints give me the opportunity to work with simplified shapes, saturated color, and unusal composition in order to create strong works of art that are provocative to the senses.  My goal is to involve the viewer in alternative ways to look at things, initiating spontaneous excitement similar to the act of discovery."

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