Artist Spotlight: Anissa Banchik Siegel

In the artist’s own words: “For me, painting is my opportunity to suspend time. Much like sleeping and allowing dreams to sort through the many thoughts racing in the mind, facing a canvas or wood panel draws me into a similar, focused state. If I am working more figuratively, I choose to paint images that bring a sense of personal well being depicting people, places and images that bring me peace and balance. My more abstract work plays with the relationship of shapes, layers and washes of color or collage, but is always grounded in nature or in text. What emerges when I allow my mind the freedom to work independently from its usual conventions, opens options and opportunities that expose themselves throughout the creative process.”