Anne H. Finucane
“Art has always been part of my life.” Growing up in Maine, the daughter of an artist, Anne Finucane was constantly “making things”, and the urge to create has never stopped. She earned her BA degree from Swarthmore College, and studied art there with a focus upon abstraction. Upon moving to Central Pennsylvania, Anne fell in love with the landscape. “I am unfailingly inspired by the beauty of our state’s forests, orchards and fields. Whether I render them abstractly or realistically, with etchings, pastels or colored pencils, my goal is to convey the excitement I feel about the natural world to others.” Anne’s work has been featured in solo shows throughout the Cumberland Valley, in juried national competitions and in membership exhibitions with the Franklin County Art Alliance and Penn’s Woods Printmakers. Her paintings and drawings are in the permanent collections of Summit Health, F&M Trust Company and Gettysburg College, and her work was the subject of a feature article in American Artist Magazine in April of 2004.
More broadly, Anne has been a strong advocate for the arts in south central Pennsylvania, especially through her work with the Council for the Arts of Chambersburg and the Franklin County Art Alliance. She has served as guest curator and juror for art shows throughout the area and as a panelist for the PA Council on the Arts. Anne’s enthusiasm, commitment and keen aesthetic sense are essential aspects of her advocacy and her art.
Conversation with the artist:
On February 17, 2016 students and faculty participated in the artist-led gallery walk and conversation with the artist to learn about the process of etching.
Photo Credit: Kara Laskowski