anne dosso powell

dosso

“For me painting is a continuous journey of exploration. I enjoy the whole process of creating art, and the excitement that comes from uncertainty and unpredictable affects. Adding organic textures with gesso to the paint surfaces will dictate some control, however gravity or other laws of physics and listening to music persuade the paint. Expression of line and brushwork and spontaneity when adding and subtracting paint is how I reveal experiences and emotions. Each painting proves to be a delightful challenge, illustrating depths within depths, meanings within meanings, diminishing to the point of pure suggestiveness.”

Dosso was born in New York and reared in Connecticut; the daughter of a jazz drummer and granddaughter of a Radio City Hall conductor. Spending many hours behind that amazing world, art and music have always been at the forefront of her academic and creative endeavors. Her mother taught her how to antique furniture, the first piece being a red secretary that she used as her personal desk for years. This restoration technique attributes to her love of layering color and removing areas through wiping or scraping the paper or canvas. Her hand made cards were epic growing up and sold her art painted on cedar shingles at the age of 10. Family vacations to Rhode Island and NJ shore fueled her love for the ocean and she relocated to Florida.

While attending the University of South Florida school of Art, she studied painting under Bruce Marsh, Emeritus professor and renowned artist. Robert Rauschenberg, a great friend to the University of South Florida, received his honorary doctorate degree in 1976 from USF. Dosso completed all her undergraduate work in fine art and art history but shifted to graphic design earning her BA from UCF, which landed her a position as a NASA Media Specialist, at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Ironically, a digital composition she created, showing a woodpecker making as many as 78 holes in the foam-insulated fuel tank mounted on the space shuttle Discovery. Repairs were made, and mission STS-70 launched to outer space with the digital print on board, signed by all astronauts and presented to KSC director after safely landing.

Dosso’s work fluctuates between abstract expressionism to post impressionism. She also uses exaggerations and some primitivism in her work. Most of her paintings have combinations of styles, best described as an improvisation.  This award winnings artist’s work was Best in show 2014 at the Marietta’s First Friday Art Walk, exhibited at the Cobb Museum of Art Trilogy show, and Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC). Her work showcased in “This Old House “Cottage Grand Opening October/December 2015 at the Homestead at Cloudland Station, Chickamauga, GA. Anne’s paintings have sold on William Sonoma Home as a featured artist and on ugallery. Commission work keeps her busy as well.

Anne signs her work as “Dosso” as a tribute to her father and grandfather, her biggest mentors in her life.