"Cozy Still lifes" by Anna Rejoyce
November 1 – December 31, 2022
Fruits in the corner of my kitchen, Saturday’s laid-back breakfast table, freshly milk-painted furniture with its belongings…These are my subject matter.
As my name gives a clue, my art is about capturing and rejoicing in ordinary moments with common objects in daily life. On each canvas, I yearn to portray love, gratitude, and homage to those somewhat insignificant or neglected stuff and give the viewer a new perspective with visual delights. Most of my work is representational paintings in contemporary settings, and sometimes I simplify the background to give a graphic design-like look.
By creating a set for a view from above or isolating the subject from the scene, I often emphasize their design and invite the viewer to see familiar things in different ways. I find joy in the progress of harmonizing the colors and bringing abstract elements like wide plains, stripes, and checkers to my paintings.
At a very young age, Anna Rejoyce developed an appreciation for art thanks to her aunt, a hobbyist oil painter.
After having a career as a business analyst at LG in Korea and a home designer/general contractor in Colorado, in 2015 she started to practice art and soon became a devoted painter, all while raising three boys.
She is primarily self-taught but has received generous support from the wonderful members of the Waltham Mills Artists Association and Soo Rye Yoo, a renowned Korean artist who resides in Rye, NH.