Connie Norman
Connie Norman

Annie Meyer; Artist Interview & Studio Inspiration

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Annie’s website:

Gallery Studio 2507:

I met Annie when when I was accepted to have a solo show for NCECA in Portland, Oregon.  I was selected to have my exhibition in Annie’s gallery Studio 2507.   Annie took such good care of me, showing me all around Portland.  She took me to Voodoo Donuts, and a bunch of other fun places, and introduced to tons of potters. I fell in love with Portland and Annie. 

Tell us a little about yourself!

I’m 56 years old-I have a small gallery attached to my studio in Portland, Oregon. I’ve been a working artist since 1993, although I have been making art all of my adult life.

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How did you become an artist?

I drew the figure in high school. It was my introduction to art. I kept drawing the figure, and kept trying to figure out a way to be an artist.

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What is your inspiration for your pieces?

color, shape, emotion

What do you create?

Paintings, ceramic tiles, and monotype prints.  Where do you get your inspiration for your paintings? I paint from a live model each week. I also make sabbatical trips to France and Eastern Oregon to paint landscapes.

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What has been the most effective way for you to promote your art?

Consistency. I advertise the same images in city wide publications. I am in the same exhibitions each year. I have had my studio/gallery or 10 years in the same location.

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What is the most important thing you’d like people to know and understand about your work?

That it is my own ideas and soul. all my work is original.

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What keeps you motivated?

Always being behind!  I also generate a new body of work every year. I use fall through winter to do this. I go on a painting trip in the fall, and I use my ideas from that trip to formulate a new body of work.

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What or who inspires you?

Other artists. I love meeting someone in their 80′s who is still making art. I spend a lot of time looking at other artist’s exhibitions.

 Are you a full-time artist?


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How does your creative process work?

At this point in my life, and really for the last 5 years I have been so involved-I am always thinking about or working on past, present, and future ideas. Having a studio out of the home gives me a place to go and work . So i have a list of what i need to make, I’m always behind, but I’m always making something. Things cannot get made unless you are in your studio, so I do make sure I go each day, even if it is for a few minutes.

Thank You Annie!

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One Response to “Annie Meyer; Artist Interview & Studio Inspiration”

  1. kris Says:

    The warmth of these colors vibrates, and resonates!! The expansive space and subtle textures have me hooked. Thank you for these images.