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Paintings reflect the light and colors of my native country, Sweden by Anki Gelb
First Tuesday Artwalk
* October 3 , 5:30 – 7:30 pm
* October 2023
Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce presents artwork by Anki Gelb. Come see new work and join us at the First Tuesday Art Walk.
My paintings reflect the light and colors of my native country, Sweden. The range varies from the spare light of winter when colors are very subtle to the intense, long daylight of summer when colors are saturated.
Color, shapes and lines are very important in the expression of my art that’s frequently minimalistic, which is another Scandinavian influence. Although my art has moved from representational towards abstraction, my inspiration is still influenced by nature and my love for the natural world.
I find the painting process absorbing; it’s constantly changing during the process and the outcome is sometimes surprisingly different from my initial idea. This creative dynamic keeps the painting process dynamic and intriguing.
Anki Gelb, from Stockholm, Sweden, moved to the US in 1984. She’s a contemporary artist working maiil in oil in her studio at Industrial Center Building (ICB) in Sausalito, CA.
Her early interest in art manifested itself mainly through appreciation. She always had a yearning to create with paint, which finally found an outlet after she retired from the business world.
She has taken college art classes and regularly takes workshops to experiment with new techniques and new mediums. In the end she returns to oil, a medium with which she most resonates.
She has exhibited in numerous juried shows in the S.F. Bay Area and her art is found nationally and internationally in private collections.
She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area; Bend, Oregon and Stockholm, Sweden.
Gelb also has a MS in Nutrition Communication from Boston University. She started a healthcare advocacy company with her husband that’s now part of Stanford Health Care.