About Annette Wolters
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My earliest works took inspiration from my interest in poetry, spirituality and the beauty of the natural world. At 17 I received my first commissioned artwork. I look to the French impressionists: Monet, Van Gogh, and Chagall for inspiration.
I love the loose flow of watercolor and the spontaneity of acrylic. For watercolor paintings, I use the wet on wet technique. This technique entails applying thin layers of paint for a very diffused background, then I lay in the foreground with successively heavier pigments. My acrylic paintings start loosely at first. As the paint dries, I go into greater detail.
I will often pack up my plein air painting supplies and just sit in nature. I seek to understand natural light and observe the intricacies of nature. I also arrange still lifes in my studio, using flowers, fruits and objects to fill the canvas with the beauty of everyday items. Sometimes, I will also find and take photographs to use as foundations for later works.
For me, painting is a meditative practice. Through it, I can share the beauty, serenity and flow that I see in the world with others.