ANNA VAUGHN CREECH KINCHELOE is a North Carolina-based artist and designer, whose aesthetic is inspired by adventure and travel to foreign coastlines as much as it is influenced by art history. A free spirit at heart, Anna Vaughn has spent time living by the Pacific Ocean in Australia — two years full of camping on beaches and absorbing Aussie surf culture — before migrating back to her home state of North Carolina to relive her childhood memories of swimming, fishing and boating in the Atlantic Ocean.
Drawing from her undiluted appreciation for wide-open life near the coast, her series work freely explores the wildness of both land and sea, often with a transportive quality. With these uninhibited, expansive spaces as her subject, she creates connections between sky, land and sea — encouraging the viewer to wander as well. Expression, energy, color and movement are important aspects to her work and while she has primarily worked in acrylic paint, she has begun to incorporate other mediums such as oil pastel, conte, graphite and charcoal to allow for a greater range of subtlety and nuance — especially in her gestural seashell series, depicted freely on hand-torn linen.
She has a background in both design and fine art (BFA in Art with an Art History Minor from East Carolina University; career moves ranging from magazine publishing to stationery design) and currently works out of her loft studio space above Louise Gaskill Company near downtown Raleigh. When not in her studio, you can most likely find her down by the sea with her husband, Hatcher, soaking up inspiration, salt air and endless horizon lines.
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