This week we are giving our "Focus Artist of the Week" title to Anna Mikuskova. Anna is currently on exhibit at the gallery as a part of our House With No Walls exhibit which is running through May 3rd.
Here is a bit about Anna, in her own words, about what inspires her and what helped shape her into the artist she is today.....
I grew up in the Czech Republic, in Litoměřice, a small town near Prague. Shortly after receiving a Master's degree in English language and literature I moved to Maine. Living near the ocean for the first time and experiencing the unspoiled solitude of Northern Maine woods, I spent more time than before enjoying and exploring the outdoors and soon developed an interest in photography. Photography became a means of capturing and conveying the beauty of the landscape around me, a new language reflecting a new reality.
I work with medium and large format film cameras and print my negatives in a traditional wet darkroom. The contemplative process in the darkroom and the intimate connection with the final print corresponds to my need for awareness and stillness while exploring the beauty and serenity of landscape.
I have studied photography at Maine Media Workshops, Maine College of Art and since spring 2013 privately with Paul Caponigro.
We are so pleased to feature Anna Mikuskova this week as our focus artist as well as having her on display at the gallery. Please stop in and see her work in person. If you can't make it in, you can visit our Anna Mikuskova section of the gallery website HERE or you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.