Photo-realist still life painting of a pink peony against a country landscape with blue mountains and a blue, moon-lit sky just after sunset
"Leaping Peony" by Ann Getsinger, 2019
Oil on Linen, 48 x 36 inches
Silver floater frame
Signed, bottom right
Ann Getsinger’s oil paintings have been described as ‘realism with a twist.’ Real objects are placed in locations drawn from memory and imagination, in locations and circumstances which materialize as the work unfolds, forming paintings which combine careful planning with free-falling. Her traditional, realist approach to painting this still life of bones and blooms is evident with her careful attention to light and shadow. The result almost echoes that of the great Masters! The artists powerful connection to place is evident as most of the backgrounds show either the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts or the mid-coast area of Maine, her favorite places to live and paint. Classically trained in traditional realist techniques, the artist applies those skills to reflect both visible and invisible worlds. Her many visual art influences include the work of Magritte and other surrealists, N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth, Julio Larraz, and Gregory Gillespie.
2020 Trace Your Hand- Drawing Adventures. Knox Gallery, Monterey, MA
2020 Imaginarium, New Work. Stockbridge Station Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
2018 The Wandering Shoreline- a connected series. Granite Gallery, Tenants Harbor, Maine. Artist’s talk
2018 New Work. Arundel Farm Gallery, Kennebunk, Maine
2018 The Wandering Shoreline- a connected series. Arundel Farm Gallery, Kennebunk, Maine. Artist’s talk.
2015 Stillscapes. Minor Memorial Library Gallery, Roxbury, CT
2014 Boat Bed Koussevitzky Art Gallery, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA., Gallery Ta
2013 Ann Getsinger, New Work Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, ME.
2012 Panoptica and The San Francisco Calendar. Jackson-Hillman Gallery, Simons Rock at Bard College. Gallery Talk.
2011 The Pedestal Series. Lauren Clark Fine Art, Housatonic, MA.
2011 Sky Slice. Infinity Gallery at Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT.
2009 Panoptica. The Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT. Gallery Talk.
2008 Art 101, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
2007 Gallery On The Green, Pawling, NY.
2006 Fifty New Works. Open Studio- New Marlborough, MA.
2004 Recent Work. Becket Art Center, Becket, MA.
2004 Between Fact and Fiction. The Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT.
2003 Open Studio. New Marlborough, MA.
2001 Blue Glove, Conductor Fox. The Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT.
2001 Clear Sightings. Tokonoma Gallery Housatonic, MA.
1999 Earth, Sky, Water. Berkshire Art Gallery Great Barrington, MA.
1998 Oh, That the Moon Doth Glow. Tokonoma Gallery, Housatonic, MA.
1997 Atrium Gallery. Simon’s Rock College, Great Barrington, MA.
1997 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY.
1994 The Gallery at Gedney Farm, New Marlborough, MA.
1993 The Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 Light at the End of the Tunnel. Bernay Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA
2021 Women Artists Making Their Mark. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
2019 The River Project 3. Stockbridge Station Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
2018 True North. LabSpace, Hillsdale, NY
2018 Guest artist, Norfolk Artists and Friends. Yale School Gallery, Norfolk, CT
2016 From The Garden. Spencertown Gallery, Spencertown, NY
2010 Woodland Style. Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
2009 Farm. Gallery at Stonover Farm, Lenox, MA
2008 The Collective Perspective. Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, Maine
2006 Play. Gallery at Stonover Farm, Lenox, MA
2006 Small Work. Art 101Brooklyn, NY
2005 Windblown. The Norman Rockwell Museum, Glendale, MA
2004 Art and the River. Geoff Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2004 Housatonic River Summer. The Norman Rockwell Museum, Glendale, MA
2003 Art as Activism. The Meetinghouse Gallery, New Marlborough, MA
2003 Bugged. Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY
2003 Prime Time Miniatures. The Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
2002 Botanical. Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY
2002 Maine/ Maritime International Flatworks. Reed Art Gallery, University of Maine, Presque Isle, ME Catalogue. Curated by Suzette McAvoy.
2001 18th Annual Exhibit. Maplebrook School, Amenia, NY
2000 Landscapes and Still Life. Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
1999 Berkshire Artists. Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY
1997 Artist’s Self Portraits. Front Street Gallery, Housatonic, MA
1997 Berkshire Artists: Recent Works. Koussevitzky Arts Center, Pittsfield, MA
1997 Recent Still Life. Berkshire Art Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
1996 Twenty-One New England Artists. The Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
1996 Still Life Painters. The Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
1996 Wet Paint. The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1995. 2000, 2002 Artists View Nature. The Academy, Salisbury, CT
1993 River Images. Stockbridge, MA. 1979 Invitational Exhibit. Intersection Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
AWARDS and GRANTS
2020 Fine Art Prize. Variations. International Juried Exhibit. Marblehead Art Association, MA
2013 Honorable Mention. Let There Be Art and Bloom, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA
2010 First Prize, Landscape. Art in the Fields. HVAL/ Egremont Land Trust Exhibit. Sheffield, MA
2008 Award. Artist Designed Gates. The Norman Rockwell Museum. Stockbridge, MA
2004 Honorable Mention. Housatonic River Summer. The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
1998 The Artist’s Resource Trust Grant. The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Great Barrington, MA
1995 Award of Distinction. The American Academy of Equine Artists, Lexington, KY
1980 Artist, Sheldon Fink, Alford, MA
1979 The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1975, 1976 Paier School of Art, New Haven, CT
2010 Panoptica by Larry Burke. (12 minutes). Can be seen on Youtube, Vimeo, or at the artists' website.
PUBLICATIONS, BOOKS, and CD COVERS
2020 Four page color reproduction of Panoptica. Orion Magazine. Summer issue.
2020 Cover. Our Berkshire Times, spring issue
2018 Cover. Our Berkshire Times, spring issue.
2017 Berkshire Artists: Ann Getsinger by Laurily Epstein. The Berkshire Edge, online.
2014 Cover. Our Berkshire Times. October
2014 “The Canvas” Feature article and full page repro. Maine Home and Design, Aug.
2010 Book Cover. Woodland Style by Marlene Marshall
2010 CD Cover and Interior. Ellis- Right On Time.
2008 CD Inside Cover. Ellis- Break The Spell.
2008 CD Cover. Ellis- Undefended Heart.
2007 Color reproductions. Food in Art. The Country and Abroad. March
2007 Cover Art. The Country and Abroad, Sept.
2006 Color reproduction. Pomegranate Roads by Dr. Gregor Moiseyevich Levin. Floreant Press
2005 Color reproduction. Artist’s Resource Trust- the First Ten Years. Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
2004 Cover photo and article. The Women’s Times. July
2000 Color reproductions and article. The Paintings of Ann Getsinger. The Country and Abroad Nov.
1999 Earth, Sky, Water- Art of Ann Getsinger. The Artful Mind Oct. Reproductions and feature article. 2004 Art and the River- Views and Visions of the Housatonic. Housatonic Valley Art League. Color reproduction.
2002 Shell Chic by Marlene Hurley Marshall. Storey Books. Color reproductions. 1998 Clear, Classic. The Paper. Sept. Reproductions and article.