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Anne Pollard James (b. 1972)  is a contemporary figurative (mostly) oil painter. She found painting the week the world shut down in 2020 and was transformed. There is before and after. Her works explore the many ways women must navigate the spaces that surround them and take the space wanted in a place, made for and by those who often want to keep women out. 

 

“We have held our space with hard humor, or a wink and a nudge, with eyes down, or eyes drawn and staring hard, yet always with our eyes wide open to embrace and defend the space that is rightfully ours. Or the space not yet ours, but that we claim.” 

 

Her paintings are loud, hard, soft, sweet and sharp and always through the lens of the spectacular strength of women.

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Exhibitions 

She Makes Art - Juried Show, Liggett Studio

February 2021

Living Arts Champagne and Chocolate, Living Arts

'Only A Dress' - 24x24, oil on canvas

October 2020

Tulsa Artist Coalition Member Show, ahha Hardesty Center

'Pretty Mouth' - 16x20, oil on canvas (sold)
'Steady As She Goes' - 12x16, oil on canvas (sold)

July 2020

Living Arts Quarantine Show, Living Arts 

'Quarantine Annie' - 16x20, oil on canvas
'Top Banana Burlesque' - 11x14, oil on canvas (sold)
'Boys Don't Cry' - 9x12, oil on canvas
'Boys Don't Cry / b&w' - 18x24, charcoal on paper

March 2021

'All But For Grace' - 24x36, oil on canvas

For available original works, contact Anne via email or phone:

(918) 289 4043
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