Southern Gothic - The work of Annalisa Fink

Annalisa in her home studio with Mr. Brict

Annalisa in her home studio with Mr. Brict

Annalisa Fink is one of those souls that you meet and immediately feel connected to. Her sweet spirit shines through when talking about her family, her art and of course Mr. Brict, her furry studio-mate. We often connect her work to our hikes at Paris Mountain and Pisgah National Forest with their shadows and playful light. Read below for a look into Annalisa’s paintings in her own words.

“I’m a northern born southern transplant, and I am fascinated by the tangled mess everywhere. There is always darkness and blooming, withering, and coming to life all at once. The seasons are blurred here in the upstate. Camila shrubs bloom in the winter and magnolia trees lose their leaves in the spring. Death and life sit side by side in an embrace of shadows and light, which is very much how our lives are. There are seasons in life, but those seasons happen side by side and often overtake each other. The lines between bitter and sweet are blurred in the blessed ordinary time that we all given.”

“Free Overall,” Acrylic on Panel, 30” x 30”

“Free Overall,” Acrylic on Panel, 30” x 30”

As an A&L Gallery staple, we are thrilled to introduce a brand new body of Annalisa’s work alongside guest artist, Michelle Jardines, in a joint show entitled, “Imminence + Transcendence,” opening Friday April 5th, 2019. Join us to celebrate on April 5th from 6pm - 8pm.