Lavender Field, watercolor, 10" x 14", 2014

Winter Reflections, oil, 18" x 24", 2014

Partners on Many Levels, monotype 1/3, 5 7/8" x 7 7/8", 2018

Annie Shaver-Crandell portrait

The art I share with my viewers is intended to offer beauty, or comfort, or an invitation to an inquisitive mind to look at something familiar in a new way.

I try to seize color and light, and to transfer my vision onto paper or canvas. As a plein air painter, I gravitate toward edges: the field, the road, the shore. As a still life painter, I organize opportunities to commune with colors and patterns, especially those of flowers and fabric. As an animal painter, I revel in depicting creatures whose structures and movements are very different from our own.

As a former art historian, I am comfortable in the knowledge that I stand on the shoulders of artists that have come before me -- or, at least, alongside the elbows -- of many of them. Though much of my subject matter is to be found in my own surroundings, I feel often that I'm keeping visual, emotional or mental company with many other artists from other times and places who had great ideas and the skills to give them shape where others can see them.

“I aim to make my work a counterweight to
destructive forces operating in the world.”

— Annie Shaver-Crandell

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Poxono Landing: Low Water by Annie Shaver-Crandell
Poxono Landing: Low Water - oil, 12" x 24", 2006

The Healing Power of Elements

The Healing Power of Art & Artists

Sunday, September 4th, 2022 – Saturday, November 4th, 2023

Flaubert the Carousel Frog by Annie Shaver-Crandell
Flaubert the Carousel Frog - watercolor, 11″ x 11″, 2021

Greenwich House Senior Center Show

Center on the Square

20 Washington Square N.

New York, NY

Thursday, July 13th – Friday, October 6th, 2023

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Bye, Bye, Blues by Annie Shaver-Crandell
Bye, Bye, Blues - oil on linen canvas, 30″ x 20″

“Primary Colors, August 2023” Art Competition

Light Space & Time

Tuesday, August 1st – Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

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Small artworks and home decor available at Annie’s Etsy shop

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Custom ready-to-wear and home goods available at Annie’s VIDA shop.

Hydrangeas and Adirondack Chair, watercolor, plein air version, 5 1/8 x 17 1/8", 2013

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