The August art show at the Cambria Library will feature the paintings of Anne Seltzer. The exhibit will be on display through Wednesday, August 31.
Seltzer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in theater from Vanderbilt University in 1973. She was a freelance artist illustrator in Santa Cruz and moved to Claremont in 1985 to teach English. When Seltzer retired ten years later, she focused on her art at her own Artwork Studio in Claremont. She returned to school to receive her MFA at Claremont Graduate University in 2008 and then created her art studio in Cambria in 2015. Seltzer has been a painter all her life. Her mother, an artist, encouraged her in her early childhood on the family ranch in Salinas to experiment with a variety of media and styles, though her love of painting is the strongest. She is always happy to have an opportunity to create a new body of work and hopes Cambria Library visitors will enjoy viewing “On the Surface”.
According to Seltzer, “On the surface of the Koi Pond, fish rise to the surface, beggars that they are, and flash their colorful bodies in graceful arcs. Artists the world over have been drawn to paint these beauties. I work from my own photographs and create works in series. I like the process of creating a series because of the changes that occur as I work through a subject. When I began the koi pond series my paintings were full of fish. As I worked, I became more intrigued with the shapes around the fish: the pads and lily stems became the dominant form, and a koi might show up – or not. The result is a series of abstracted forms that burst with color.”
The Cambria Library is open Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The library is located at 1043 Main Street.