J. Ann Eldridge

Etchings from a Rural Life

Intaglio Prints & Drawings

Sweethaven Gallery

25L Inn Street

August 17 — September 18

Opening reception August 20, 12 – 6

during Newburyport ArtWalk

Light refreshments will be served


Porcupine 2 – etching and aquatint – Ann Eldridge

Artist Statement:

“I think of myself as a reporter describing what I witness in the course of my days – while growing food or mucking about in swamps, for instance. What better way to really learn an animal or plant than to draw it?  My prints and drawings are true stories and often I know the title before an image forms.

Drawing feels like the most direct line of expression from thought to paper – the immediacy of a pencil moving from light to dark – the complications of color are nearly an afterthought. Printmaking is an extension of drawing for me. I’m working to get the story down as clearly and accurately as I can while the thought is still fresh.”

Ann is a state-juried member of the League of NH Craftspeople. Her work can be found in galleries around New England and she participates in a number of juried retail shows.

She lives and works in an old barn by a small pond.

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