I would like to first and foremost thank EVERYBODY. Including you, the one reading this. I have had so much support from friends, family, and the general public just a little over a year ago when I started seriously showing my work outside of the comfort of my apartment. It's one thing to show your parents your art and say, "Hey look what I made!" And of course their response, because they are your parents, are always going to be positive (no matter how genuine or not). But the most rewarding experiences that have come from this past year is the critiques I've gotten from both friends and complete strangers. I have grown so much as an artist. And hey, I still am climbing this steep, steep mountain.
While I have also experienced lots of trials and several "artist's blocks" along the way, this journey has already been extremely exciting and full of so much opportunity. And I cannot wait for this upcoming year since the formation of Anna Lyle Art!
This little website has been such a little experiment in itself. I have been editing it over and over to figure out how best to share my work with you in it's truest form (because it's nothing like experiencing it in person). And what you can probably tell from looking through the archive is that I have been evolving tremendously. I love making and creating, however, being an artist, my mind bounces around from one idea to another so it's difficult for me to see a vision and hold onto it.
With that said, I am starting a series titled "Evolution." This series of work will explore the creation of space(s) using color and lines -- very different from my previous work. I am so excited to see where this takes me! This is heavily inspired by my fascination with architectural drawings. It had been a while since I had done any type of hand drawing in the architecture world. Just a few weeks ago I did a series of loose building sections (architectural studies for work) and was reminded of how much I love drawing them.
Along the way I am sure I will continue to find further inspiration and gradually explore that throughout this series.
Feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email with any thoughts or questions -- I love hearing from my viewers!