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Annie Harris Massie: New Paintings in Oil and Encaustic

November 17, 2018 - December 30, 2018

Annie Harris Massie's Viburnum in the AfternoonViburnum in the Afternoon, 2018. Oil on canvas, 71.25 x 59.25”  sold

Annie Harris Massie's Flattening into Bedford County

Flattening into Bedford County, Early Fall, 2018. Oil on canvas, 72 x 48” Sold

Cobalt Crossing into the Pond, 2018. Oil on panel, 46 x 50”

Bending into the Rockfish Valley, 2018. Oil on canvas 60 x 48” sold

Ring of Blue Hydrangea in the Pale Light, 2018. Oil and encaustic on panel, 46 x 50” Sold

Sycamores Above Possum Creek, Spring, Lone Jack Farm, 2018. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48” Sold

Dusk Cedars, Boonsboro, 2018. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48”

Down Ninth Street in the Pale Russet Light, 2018. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48″

Hydrangea Ring, 2018. Oil on panel, 46 x 50” Sold

Annie Harris Massie's Snowy View from Allied Arts BuildingSnowy View from Allied Arts Building, 2018. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48″ Sold

Annie Harris Massie's CedarsCedars, First Light, 2018. Oil on canvas, 36 x 48″ Sold

Annie Harris Massie's Maple with the Shadow of our HouseMaple with the Shadow of our House, 2018. Oil on canvas, 47.5 x 47.5” sold

Annie Harris Massie's Bending Light across the RockfishBending Light across the Rockfish, 2018. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48” Sold

Annie Harris Massie's Study of Summer Rambo ApplesStudy of Summer Rambo Apples, 2018. Oil on panel, 14 x 11″

The final show of 2018 at Les Yeux du Monde will feature the new paintings of one of the gallery’s most admired artists, Annie Harris Massie. As this show will reveal, she is just as comfortable painting vast natural vistas or cityscapes as she is painting a close up of a riverbank or a single hydrangea wreath blown up exponentially in size. The subjects, whether animate or inanimate, are abstracted to their underlying essences, as Massie is concerned with painting the light that bathes all equally. The resulting masterful paintings in oil, and sometimes encaustic, seem dematerialized, fluctuating and incandescent.

Massie has a studio art degree from Hollins College and a Masters in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work is in many important private and public collections including Richmond’s Federal Reserve Bank and Capital One, Charlottesville’s UVA Health System and Martha Jefferson Hospital, and Lynchburg’s Bank of the James.  Massie’s creative talents also helped fuel the company she and her brother, William McKinnon Massie, Jr., co-founded, McKinnon and Harris, which makes fine award winning original furniture designs for the landscape.


November 17, 2018
December 30, 2018
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