About


Anne-Marie was born in New York of Belgian and Dutch parents, raised exclusively in the French language until the age of 10. She has resided in many countries, from the U.S. to Canada, Chile, and Switzerland, graduating from l’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva.

Following 12 years in Mexico, she relocated to California in 1976 and, after raising her two children, rekindled her passion for painting in 1988. Anne-Marie continues her work in the historic ICB Art Center in Sausalito.

Her main influences are the “Fauves” ("wild beasts"), a loosely allied group of artists sharing a similar approach, including Matisse, Gauguin, Chagall, and Rouault, among others.

Her work is a blend of the European education of her early childhood, combined with the colors, passion, and folklore of Latin America which she assimilated through her travels.

Anne-Marie has always been fascinated by nature, the human figure, and the animal form. Her figurative work focuses on revealing the moods and feelings of her subjects through their attitude and posture. She often outlines her subjects and is attracted to imaginary backgrounds where the richness of fabrics, pleats, and other textures add atmosphere and dimension.

Anne-Marie’s work has been exhibited internationally at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, in Stockholm, Sweden, and Santiago, Chile.

"Brushstrokes of Life"

Her work presents an attractive cultural symbiosis.
On one hand you can observe her Latin influence in terms of chromatic freedom and selected themes, and on the other, shades of her Anglo-Saxon background appear ((composition, rationale, psychological infiltration). Fascinated by the human and animal form, her work focuses on the portrait, which she achieves in a unique individual style, awarding her international recognition.

Fernando Moya,
Centro Cultural de las Condes, Santiago, Chile


SELECT EXHIBITIONS


2019
The Great Outdoors
, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA
BOLD
, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley CA, Juror: Robert Green
Passion, Poise and Posture, Madrigal Family Winery, Sausalito, CA
Go Figure!
, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, Juror: Sandy Frank, Best in Show Award
ICB Exhibition, Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, CA

2018
From Dawn 'til Dusk
, O’Hanlon Center Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, Juror: David Harris
Bay Area Women Artists, O’Hanlon Center Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, Jurors: Donna Seager & Suzanne Grey
Tell me a Story, O’Hanlon Center Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, Juror: Chester Arnold
Blue, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

2017
Fantasy & Reality
, Solo Exhibition, Tiburon Library Gallery, Belvedere Tiburon, CA
Contemporary Landscape, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA , Juror: Chester Arnold
Printmaking Impressions, O’Hanlon Center Gallery, Mill Valley, Juror: Tom Killion
The Cycle of Life, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA

2016
Bi-Annual Spring Juried Exhibition
, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Bi-Annual Fall Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
The Brilliance of Symbols, O’Hanlon Center Gallery, Mill Valley CA

2015
Mill Valley Art Walk
, Mill Valley, CA
Group Exhibition, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

2014
Bi-Annual Spring Juried Exhibition
, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

2013
Altered Book Show
, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
Con Color, Solo Exhibition, Mill Valley Art Walk, Mill Valley, CA

2012

Face Me, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
Horizons, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Figures and Faces, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA

2010
Peju
Winery, Rutherford, CA

2007
Tiburon Art Festival, Tiburon, CA

2006
IHMR Javits Center, New York City, NY

2002
Dialogue Féminin
, Two-person exhibition, L'Association France-Ameriques, Paris, France

2000
Solo Exhibition, Centro Cultural de Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
Bay Model Center Gallery, Sausalito, CA
La Galerie Internationale, Palo Alto, CA
Somarts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999
Galerie Everarts
, Paris, France
Passages, Sutter Creek, CA
La Galerie Internationale, Palo Alto, CA

1998
World Contemporary Art '98
, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Bradford Smock Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Second International Art Festival, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

1993-1997
Bechtel Gallery
, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Industrial Light and Magic, Lucas Film, San Rafael, CA
International Female Artists Biennial, Stockholm, Sweden, Honorable Mention Award
The World's Women Online, Beijing-Sydney-Washington-Tempe, AZ
Salon des Artistes Français '93, Grand Palais, Paris, France


EDUCATION
L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Geneva, Switzerland
Painting coursework, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA,
Certificate in Computer Graphics, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA