Spotlight Bottom Line for Kids Auction Art

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

"Humble in Heart" art by Ann Seale is a 30x40 Oil on Canvas.

Ann Seale is a seasoned painter from Jackson, Mississippi. She has been exhibiting her work professionally in galleries since 2007. Ann exhibited her work, a portrait of an artist colleague and friend, Rosalind (Roz) Roy, in the “Artists by Artists” exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of Art in 2012.

Ann earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in art from the University of Mississippi. She also studied independently with artist David A. Leffel, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York.

Ann states, "I give all credit to God for blessing me with artistic ability. It is my desire to give back and help within my community as well as where I am asked and able to participate. I have loved to paint, draw, and create from an early age, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to do this for a living."

"Rockstar" abstract art by Lee Clark Malouf is a 8x11 acrylic painting with a white frame.

Lee is a native Mississippian with deep roots in her hometown of Yazoo City. Having worked in various genres, she is now focused on abstract expressionism, which provides her the freedom to experience her palette more fully. Lee has been influenced by postimpressionists, particularly Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse and Cezanne, and by abstract expressionists particularly works by Lee Krasner, de Kooning, Twombly and, more recently, Marie Hull and Andrew Bucci.

Lee finds great joy in interpreting thoughts, feelings and imaginations in a concentrated area and by becoming totally immersed in the beauty of what she is creating.

She stated, “I enjoy starting with an emotion, thought or vibrancy of a particular color. There is a certain excitement in not knowing a distinct path, but rather in taking a journey and letting the canvas suggest the way. I find creative power in abstract expressionism to be a link with the soul.”

"Herd" abstract art by Charlotte Seifert is a 13x15 painting framed.

The Fort Worth based artist has been making art for most of her life. Charlotte Seifert was trained at SMU where she earned her BFA and MFA in painting. Her first art instructor was Roger Winter who was teaching a high school class at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Charlotte's work is largely abstract with landscape/nature elements incorporated into the paintings. Her inspiration comes from themes in literature, theology and personal history. Evoking an emotion or sense of place is Charlotte's focus rather than depicting a specific setting or rendering a certain object. Nature has become for her a metaphor for the current of constant change in life and love.

Her work has been exhibited in juried shows, one-woman shows and groups exhibitions. Charlotte has been teaching art for many years through private instruction as well as at private a private classical school.