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Art by Anne Stahl
Art by Anne Stahl
Born and raised in Germany, Anne moved to Edinburgh, Scotland in 1988 and to Dublin, Ireland in 1990, where she studied and worked for 11 years. Anne relocated to San Luis Obispo in 2001. Her work is exhibited and collected extensively in Ireland, Germany, Australia and throughout the United States.
“Rather than re-creating a landscape on a canvas, I aim to express its essence.

Obviously, no single work can hope to distill the complex spirit of a landscape, much less the infinitely sophisticated ecology that sustains it. So, in order to capture this richness, I work on a large number of paintings concurrently. At the earliest stages the theme itself often dictates decisions concerning composition, materials, and format. I prepare a large number of working surfaces, typically involving a minimal, organic, underlying construction of wax and bold colour, over which numerous layers of paint allow the final image to evolve. This allows me to transport strong elements and effective techniques from one piece to the next. Each multi-layered rendering shares some details with the other works in the series. The overlap of elements enriches each individual expression and deepens the cohesion within the series. Ultimately, each piece captures some fragment of the landscape’s power until the larger body of work coalesces to express its deepest essence.”
CorkStop Studios is an artists’ working studio on the Central Coast, California. Set on 14 acres just off Corbett Canyon in Arroyo Grande, in San Luis Obispo County, CorkStop Studios is a short 5 minute drive from the Pacific ocean and tucked in next to vineyards. The studio, 2500 square foot of luminous space currently has three resident artists. Carol Paquet, Anne Stahl and Xenia Madison.