Artist Anne Gaffey’s work is a joy to behold. Her work has depth, dimension and delight. Each art creation tells an uplifting tale. Gaffey says, “I paint with intention from a dream, a memory, a conversation, a feeling, an open heart. Through my use of color and design I hope to inspire happiness, lightness and uplift your spirit!”
Originally from California Gaffey lived in Connecticut and Massachusetts before returning to San Diego in October of 2020. In her Liberty Station art studio she begins a painting using charcoal, writing positive affirmations or intentions on the surface. She then adds texture with different mediums, glazes, papers and an array of thick paint. Her tools include scrapers, dental tools, Popsicle sticks, palette knives and plastic deli knives & forks.
Gaffey started her career twenty-five years ago working mainly with designers and their clients to create custom pieces of art including decorative furniture, beautiful floor cloths and mosaic tables. She has done set design and won 2nd place in a window design contest at the Williams-Sonoma store at Horton Plaza in San Diego, CA. Gaffey’s style is influenced by the artists and teachers she has studied with over the years such as Niki de Saint Phalle in 1999/2000. Gaffey worked with her on the Queen Califia’s Magical Circle Garden project in Escondido, CA. Niki de Saint Phalle was a French-American sculptor, painter, and filmmaker. She was one of the few women artists widely known for monumental sculpture. Gaffey says her work has also been influenced by abstract artists including de Kooning, Jackson Pollack, Jasper Johns, Chagall, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Gaffey has exhibited in several shows in Boston and the surrounding area. She exhibited in a group show in NYC’s Highline District in West Chelsea.
Additionally, Gaffey was represented by Canvas Fine Art.