Inspiration of the day-Now Be Here: Ann Thornycroft

4 May

Now Be Here: Ann Thornycroft #290

Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!

Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Ann Thornycroft

Absence, 2017
Oil on canvas
36″x 60″

From :

Ann Thornycroft, who was born and raised in the English countryside, draws on her experiences and memories of nature as the foundation for her abstract compositions. Thornycroft is best known for her large-scale, grid-based compositions, though the execution of these works varies in rigidity and expressiveness. In explaining her use of this structure, the artist wrote, “The grid symbolized nature and man. It is a very simple device but it continues to capture my interest.” Recurring motifs in Thornycroft’s work also include overlapping circular forms and arcs that resemble botanical forms. As a finishing layer, Thornycroft sometimes applies a sweeping wash of transparent paint, which creates drips and unevenness on the surface of the flat geometric compositions.

Ann Thornycroft

Sankhara V., 1987
Acrylic on canvas
50″x 60″

Ruth Bachofner Gallery

Fresh Paint Art

Izen Miller Gallery

De Vorzon Gallery



Riverside Art Museum

Botanical 28 Collage on paper

Artist A Day



issuu– Center Theater Group Art Auction 2013 /pp. 52-55

Art Dimensions video– Studio tour

vimeo– A Morning with Ann Thornycroft

Captive Birds, 2016 Oil on canvas 48″x 72″

Now Be Here NY Times

Now Be Here LA Times

Now Be Here Huffington Post

Now Be Here KCET

Now Be Here Art and Cake

Now Be Here Inside a Tipping Point

Now Be Here Film by Eric Minh Swenson

*The idea for the amazing Now Be Here event came from the brilliant mind of artist Kim Schoenstadt.

*Ann Thornycroft- Now Be Here LA artist #290

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