Anne Freeman Images: The Art of the Outdoors
Anne M. Freeman is a Hunterdon County, NJ-based photographic artist who specializes in “paintography,” a technique of manipulating digital photographs to highlight certain characteristics of an image. Her influences include antique Asian art, 19th Century nature prints and landscapes, and the Impressionists. She is drawn to flattened perspectives and color planes. Anne’s subject matter is mostly Americana: bucolic country scenes and landscapes, old barns and outbuildings, farm and small town life, flags, country fairs, and scenes from the Jersey Shore. Most of her photographs are taken in the NJ Skylands Region, although she occasionally travels to exotic locals to photograph, such as the Serengeti in Tanzania, Africa.
Concerning her work, Anne says, “I consider the photograph to be a starting place of my images, and enjoy using digital software techniques to help uncover the heart of an image. Ultimately, I want my images to smile.” Known locally as “The Barn Lady,” Anne’s work is frequently seen in gallery shows and exhibitions, and libraries in Hunterdon County, NJ, and Bucks County and Philadelphia, PA, areas renowned for their thriving art scenes. Her clients include businesses and individuals. Anne’s gallery is located in Kathy’s Kove & Kafé in Washington, NJ (Warren County). She is a member of the New Hope Art League, Artsbridge, which is based in Stockton, NJ, and the Arts Council of Princeton, NJ.
Examples of her work, event schedules, and a sign-up for her e-newsletter can be found on her website.