‘A Message of Distress’ by Anne Angelshaug
Artist: Anne Angelshaug
Title: ‘A Message of Distress’
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 31.5″ x 31.5″
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artwork:
The world sometimes seems to spiral out of control, especially these last few years. And I find myself disappointed at how poorly we are doing as custodians of this earth.
“The painting ‘A message of distress’ is to me, about how we are loosing more and more small things/plants/species and it can be hard to see in the big grandness of our world. But the ice is melting and our companions are going. And we are faltering….” – Anne Angelshaug
About the Artist:
Born in Oslo, she grew up in a small village at the west coast of Norway with teachers for parents and two older brothers.
She studied illustration in England at Falmouth University, where she met her future husband, the artist Julian Mills.
She has exhibited widely, both in her native Norway, and abroad .
“Again and again, we make poor choices with horrendous consequences for this beautiful planet. My goal is to explore and highlight these choices and problems without getting preachy or too glum..
The actual look of my work has a lot to do with my background as an illustrator. Since the subject matter that I want to explore and communicate is often dark or melancholic, I like to juxtapose this with a fun and fairytale-like look to the work. I want to “draw” the onlooker in and then let them discover that everything is not as it should be in this “beautiful” place. I love the uneasy pairing of innocence/cute and ominousness.”