Ann Knickerbocker

My husband, Charles Tarlton, and I moved to Northampton in December 2014 from San Francisco. I am an elected artist in the Essex Art Association. Hope and Feathers Gallery in Amherst, Massachusetts showed my work in a two-person exhibition, "Shaking Loose: Rhys Davies and Ann Knickerbocker," during October, 2017, and the two of us painted live in the gallery for 8-10 hours each week.My husband's blog, "The Tanka Prose Studio: A Poetry Blog," covers art and poetry and includes some poems on my art as well. My paintings and prints, "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her," were exhibited at the Emily Dickinson Museum during the Amherst (Massachusetts) Art Walk on September 1, 2016. "Collaboration" (my husband's three poems about my three paintings) appeared in three consecutive issues of The Ekphrastic Review, beginning on June 26, 2016.My workspace appeared in "A View from the Easel": hyper I am a former member of Gallery One CT, Gallery A3 in Amherst and Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station, California. My painting was accepted into the 105th Juried Annual of The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts in June and July, 2016. Cider House Media in Easthampton gave me a solo show in September 2015 and I was selected for the Northampton Biennial in October, 2015.

This is one of a series of paintings. This one, "The Gearagh," is based on that site near Macroom, Ireland, where ancient wood seems to be rising, unhindered, to the surface. Discovering a way of printing without a press has meant that I can create mysterious blocks of color and shape, The inked forms were begun as lace, but morphed into language, and are seen as if through a layer of water.