Anne Carney Raines

Far Out

Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020
96 x 90 cm

“Working as a scenic painter for several years I became interested in the idea of the faux world as it interacts with the real world. The curtain is a place where space and depth become deceiving. I like a painting to conceal and hold some mystery for the viewer through the simple application of paint or through hidden passages and doorways.

Wood grain is a common motif in my work which can be partially attributed to my family connections to the timber industry in the late 1800s. I like to think of the spaces as sentient while the imagery and objects recall another time. In this way my goal is to explore directional thinking as it relates to time and our current reality.”