B.J. Anderson has been creating unique
watercolors, hand-painted etchings and stone lithographs in
her Torpedo Factory Art Center studio since 1980. Her work
has earned numerous awards in regional and national competitions.
Much of it is inspired by the moods of Cape Cod and New England
islands where she has been painting in her summer studio for
many years. Anderson has a special talent for capturing the
unique light and color of that area and the way it plays on
the water, sand and simple buildings. She often portrays her
feeling for a place in the light of early morning or late
afternoon when shadows are strongest and people are elsewhere,
giving the viewer an intimate feeling of solitude. She is
also well-known for works with very intense, dark skies.
In addition to her New England work, Anderson
has done a number of images of Old Town Alexandria, many of
which have also won awards. Most recently, she has been working
on a series of images based on photographs she took during
an extensive European trip.
Anderson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree in painting, cum laude, from Michigan State University
in 1973. Her art has been exhibited at many invitational and
one person shows around the United States. The most complete
collection of her work is in her studio in the Torpedo Factory,
but she also shows in several galleries around the United
States. Anderson's work is included in many private, corporate
and government collections, including four U.S. embassies.