Anne Canfield

Anne Canfield resides and maintains her studio in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. Canfield is known for her small, fantastical works in graphite and oil on paper and panel. She has shown extensively in group and solo exhibitions nationally and her work can be found in numerous public and private collections. Canfield is an alumna of Moore College of Art & Design (BFA) and The Yale School of Painting, Norfolk. Canfield has been awarded fellowships through the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia. She has been a recurring resident artist at Soaring Gardens through the Ora Lerman Trust and has been a visiting artist and critic at Moore College of Art and Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Anne Canfield is currently affiliated with Nancy Margolis Gallery in Chelsea, NY and Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. 


I draw and paint on a tiny scale and am inspired by the detail, whimsy, and geometric naturalism of both early Netherlandish and Indian Miniature painting. I use a variety of media as point of departure, ranging from personal photography to elements of film. Loosely narrative, my pieces reveal quiet, solitary moments as a sense of time or place is trapped and brought to stand still. Concerned with identity, memory, and psychological phenomenon, my recent work symbolically explores these fixations. While combing this awareness of being, time, and of place, my works reflect everyday life, daydreams, and, finally, the fragility and the boundlessness of both humanity and the natural world alike.