"Anna Sweet’s work marries a craftsman’s approach to material with an Art Nouveau influence." - Keys Magazine
Known for her luminous underwater nudes, Sweet portrays the ethereal through harmonious modes of painting and photography. By employing radiant minerals and pigments, the artist reimagines familiar elements of nature and the female form, rendering them brilliantly new to the viewer’s eye.
Raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, above her mother’s art gallery, Sweet and her nine siblings were immersed in the art world from a young age. Perennially inspired by the light of the sun and the movement of the body, Sweet’s hand evokes the dynamic sensuality of beauty in motion, capturing transient moments of swim or dance.
Revealing the sensuality and elegance of women throughout the most exotic waters of the world.
Sweet engages minerals like mica, diamond dust, and glass on the image, Sweet’s mixed-medium approach offers an otherworldly experience. Sweet’s work mimics elements of her shooting environments and creates “effects like the glisten that occurs when the sun kisses the sea.” The photographic images and encased materials coalesce into a stunning, seemingly three dimensional representation of the subject. The subjects in this series are radiant displays of female beauty.
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Over the last few years Anna has developed a new body of work "Liquid Waves." Inspired by the many beaches Sweet has scouted throughout her years shooting underwater. These original works are created by mixing resin and a combination of acrylic pigments and minerals. The colors are manipulated and spread across wooden art panels producing effects of lacing and webbing to mimic the serenity and life of the ocean. Each piece is layered with levels of color and translucent resin providing the viewer with a stunning three dimensional representation of the sea from above. Custom shapes, sizes, and surfboards available. Anna has moved from the Big Island of Hawaii to Key West to focus on her new flagship gallery and love of the ocean.