Anne Maizia – Glassell School of Art

« Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of a collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear. » – Nelson Mandela

Behind the door is the child’s future.

Children should remain curious, positive, joyful and fearless of what’s to come, despite the ups and downs of life.

Every child deserves a safe and a happy future. We collectively play a key part in their upcoming path. Let’s not forget about the children that are sometimes innocent victims…

Born in Belgium, I moved to America in 1985 where I spent most of my lifetime.  I considered New York City my « re-birth town », a cultural city that was the most inspiring to me. That is where I started my Art education, primarily at the Art Students League of NYC (but also at F.I.T. and Parsons School of Design). In 2009, our family moved to Houston, the city where I became an American citizen. I first enrolled at the Art League of Houston and I am now a current student at the Glassell School of Art.

Drawing first started as a hobby. A hobby that procures me a state of mind where I loose track of time, transforming any image, life model or photography into my own interpretation. My art is mostly an emotional expression of me capturing beauty, feelings, that I possess at that moment.

My paintings always include people (mostly women), their presence is strongly felt in the background. I am always eager to learn different supports, mediums and techniques, exploring acrylics, mixed media, adding texture, collage, giving the colors a worn out or aged feel to it in order to give a special atmosphere to the painting and from there, find my own style. Besides the story, I’m overall interested in the aesthetics and background choice of colors.  The process of transforming a picture or life model into my own personal signature is magical.

I want my viewers to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of the piece and I invite them to have their own interpretation of it.