Annie Stegg Gerard, “The Garden Beyond”
February 25th – March 26th, 2023
Haven Gallery is honored to present Georgia based artist Annie Stegg Gerard for her fifth solo show at the gallery, “The Garden Beyond”. “The Garden Beyond” is a collection of oil paintings depicting mythological beings in lush, verdant forests as they peacefully cohabit the landscape with woodland creatures. Sprites, fae, naiads, dryads, sylphs, fairies and other fabled beings peacefully intermingle with animals, insects, flora and fauna, providing the viewer a glimpse into the worlds existing inside the trees, under the flowerbeds and in the recesses of the shrubs. Arcadian landscapes teeming with Pre-Raphaelite influence are evoked through Stegg Gerard’s imaginative oeuvre of fairy-tale motifs and narratives, transporting viewers into worlds familiar, yet magical. Vast places we have not visited since our childhood, filled with wonder, story, harmony and companionship amidst all living beings. 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.