“Look Skywards” by Anne Harkness

“Look Skywards”

Hometown America Series

48 x 36 in.


In Look Skywards the eye ascends the light side of the three-story building before flinging the viewer into the sky, only to be the caught in the tangled, dangling wires overhead.

I love the challenge of solving a complicated and intricate subject. As a contemporary artist, I look for a unique point of view and often find unexpected beauty in what many might consider an ordinary or unattractive setting. The graphic nature of city and town scenes interest me and often a graphic aspect can be seen in my paintings. My career as an art director in New York City for 15 years after college has also impacted my style.

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, I am an alumnus of the Atlanta College of Art and I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from The Maryland Institute, College of Art.

Presently, I have a diptych series of street scenes in the works. In each, a different solution grows out of the combination of the two canvases.

I invite you to see more and stay tuned by visiting my website and joining my email list.


Anne’s work has been published many times in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine and American Art Collector, as well as other national and international art and business publications and has appeared in an Audi car commercial. Learn more about awards, exhibitions and collections relating to Anne’s work.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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