Angela Saxon lives and works in beautiful northern Michigan near Traverse City — surrounded by the spectacular Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. She received a BFA in painting from Indiana University. Recent painting residencies have included Rome and the Sabina region, Italy; Tuscany and Chianti regions, Italy; Umbria, Italy; Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico; Palm Springs, California; Glen Arbor, Michigan. Her paintings are shown in galleries throughout the US and her work is held in both private and public collections; she also undertakes commissions.
My eye is drawn to places in the landscape--light playing across a meadow, huge clouds towering over the lake; it’s always captivating to me. Sometimes I wonder how many times I can paint a cloud over a lake, but so far it’s new to me every time. I think my work is starting to move away from the literal . . . expressing more of the emotion of what I’m looking at, not just the imagery.
~ Angela Saxon