FARMINGTON – Anstiss Morrill of Farmington Falls is SugarWood Gallery’s featured Artist of the Month in June. An Open House reception will be held Friday, June 4, from 4 to 7 pm and again on Saturday, June 5, from 11 to 3 pm. The public is invited, refreshments will be available.
Anstiss’ work varies from impressionistic landscapes to abstract but evocative pieces. Anstiss feels that painting can be like fiction writing or dreaming: it may take elements from true life and combine them in different ways. She likes to be surprised by what images reveal themselves when her hand connects with brush, paint and paper.
Five of her paintings were part of a show at the Robert Bly Conference in 2009. Various pieces have appeared in two shows at the Turner Art Gallery. She is grateful to Marni Lawson for giving her a jump start several years ago.
SugarWood Gallery is located at 248 Broadway in Farmington. Hours are 10 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday and from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday.