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Anne Chesley

Anne Chesley was born and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She studied commercial art at Utah State University and Salt Lake Community College. She worked for Phillip Barlow Design while pursuing her interest in fine arts. Anne loves to paint still life from set ups in her home studio. She has painted numerous portraits including a portrait of Senator Jake Garn, for the reelect Jake Garn Committee, in 1986.

Along with arts, she enjoys spending time with her husband Doug, owner of Graphic Ink Company and her three children, Robert, Richard and Mary. She enjoys her two cuddly kitties and her chocolate lab, Cocoa. She currently resides in the town of Cedar Fort, Utah.

Anne has won numerous awards at the State and National levels. She was recently featured in the 2002 March/April and September/October issues of The Pastel Journal, a national publication. In 1998 she was editor of the monthly newsletter “Pastel Review“ written for the Pastel Society of Utah. She was involved in establishing the Lamplight Art Gallery in 2001.

Biography adapted from material supplied by the artist.

Anne Chesley was born and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She studied commercial art at Utah State University and Salt Lake Community College. She worked for Phillip Barlow Design while pursuing her interest in fine arts. Anne was involved in several local exhibits and volunteered at the local art center. She had her first “One man show“ in 1985. Anne loves to paint still life from set ups in her home studio. “That's when I feel the most creative, starting from something real that inspires me. In still life painting, the possibilities are endless.“ She has painted numerous portraits including a portrait of Senator Jake Garn, for the reelect Jake Garn Committee, in 1986. Others include Clover Sanders and Alan Blood.

Anne has studied with Master Pastelist Daniel Greene, David Koch, Sally Strand and Anne Marie Oborn.

Anne has won numerous awards at the State and National levels. She was recently featured in the 2002 March/April and September/October issues of The Pastel Journal, a national publication. In 1998 she was editor of the monthly newsletter “Pastel Review“ written for the Pastel Society of Utah. She was involved in establishing the Lamplight Art Gallery in 2001. She taught oil and pastel and maintained her studio there.

Along with arts, she enjoys spending time with her husband Doug, owner of Graphic Ink Company and her three children, Robert, Richard and Mary. She enjoys her two cuddly kitties and her chocolate lab, Cocoa. She currently resides in the town of Cedar Fort, Utah.

  • 2003 Bountiful/Davis Art Center, Naturally
  • 2003 Bountiful/Davis Art Center, Summerfest International, Streetfest
  • 2002 September/October, Pastel Journal, national, full feature article
  • 2002 March/April, Pastel Journal, national, brief feature article
  • 2002 Pastel 100, national competition “2nd Place“
  • 2001 Pastel Society of Utah, statewide “Utrecht Award“
  • 2001 Pastel Society of Utah, statewide “ Peoples Choice Award“
  • 2000 St, Ambrose Art Festival, Invitational
  • 1999 Pastel Society of Utah, statewide “3rd place“
  • 1999 Pastel Society of Utah, statewide “ Peoples Choice Award“
  • 1985 Davis County Fair “Best of Show“
  • 1985 Davis County Fair “1st Place“
  • 1985 Davis County Fair “3rd Place“
  • 1985 Barns Bank “One Man Show“

Biography Courtesy of the Artist

Newspaper Articles

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, October 14, 2001.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, April 7, 2002.

"Pastel Society Show Winners." The Deseret News, April 29, 2001.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, October 6, 2002.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, September 14, 2003.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 21, 2001.

Books

Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson. ed. The Artists Bluebook. Scottsdale, AZ: AskART.com, 2003.

Periodicals

Pastel Journal. "Still Life & Floral Category." Pastel Journal, March 2002.

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