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Anne-Karine Bley

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Anne-Karine began her development as an artist in her youth. Her studies included weekly watercolor classes and a summer session at the Art Institute of Chicago. She later attended Indiana University and received a BFA in Painting and a BA in Art History. Today she is primarily an oil painter.

She has a particular fondness for painting on location and regularly participates in paint outs. In 2017 Anne-Karine was awarded an Artist In Residence with the Indiana Dunes National Park. Other awards include Merit Award, 2019 First Brush of Spring, Honorable Mention, 2018 IPAPA Annual Show and Merit Award, 2017 IPAPA Annual Show. Her work has also been featured in the Annual Indiana Heritage Show, Hoosier Women Artist Exhibit, and Richmond Art Museum Annual Exhibition.

Currently Anne-Karine lives in Bloomington, Indiana where she is active in the Upland Painters, and Indiana Plein Air Painters Association. In addition, she is a member of the Hoosier Salon and Oil Painters of America.

“Painting for me is an immersive and contemplative experience. My work is a direct reflection of my observations at that particular moment. While my paintings are representational, I like to look beyond the tangible to the simplified abstractions of shape and color.”