Annie Stegg Gerard, “Menagerie of Dreams” April 2nd – April 30th, 2022 Haven Gallery is honored to present Georgia based artist Annie Stegg Gerard for her fourth solo show at the gallery, “Menagerie of Dreams”. This new collection will feature eight oil paintings that continue the artists exploration of human-nature symbiosis. Each work enchants and beguiles as her females traipse through verdant forests and the blue/green abyss of the sea. Always accompanied by animal familiars, Annie expertly renders the soulful bond between humans and all living creatures as essences of light and warmth envelope her narratives. A testament to the artists impressive hand and conscientious methods of laying thin glazes of paint over one another to create multi-dimensional and luminescent worlds akin to the fervid heart and harmony of her subjects. An ethereal and magical realm blossoms, uniting ours with that of another; its roots birthed of reality and its blooms of another more fantastical fruition. Through her paintbrush, Annie strengthens our connections with the natural world around us and merges magic and reality, opening our minds and hearts up to what is beyond the edge of actuality. ABOUT ANNIE STEGG GERARD Annie has a special love for the 18th century Rococo painters who have had a large influence on her own method. Inspired by nature, folklore and mythology, her work evokes emotion and imagination in the viewer. She finds inspiration in their imagination, and the dreamlike palette and lively brushwork that combine to create a wonderful atmosphere of enchantment. She believes that they sought to transport us to different worlds and fantastic places though their works. In her own work, known for it’s beautiful, enigmatic figures and lively creatures, Annie strives to depict this same transportive effect to the viewer. Annie has been exhibiting her work for seven years and has done notable publishing work for clients such as Disney, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Easton press, Ballistic Publishing and more. Her work is found in private collections all over the world.