The work of Ann Stewart Anderson is characterized by dynamic ambiguity. Whether creating from broken dishes, painting in oils on canvas, or printing a woodcut the images are both witty and profound, creative and traditional, experimental and skilled, archetypal and unique.
Specifically, she chose to explore the subject of WOMAN.
Inspired by personal experiences as well as mythological and historic stories, with intelligent compassion she created images of woman, not as an object of desire but as individuals who struggle and triumph in universal and age old dynamics.
Anderson, who made art for seven decades, reveled in the exploration of various media and the special pleasures of the process of creativity with all its ups and downs. She was a colorist; she loved pattern; she used traditional and personal symbology; she was inspired by artists of the past and experiences of the present.