2014 A Photographer and artist by training, the world around me acts as a vast canvas, a constant source of images and inspiration. I have captured an essential part of those images and memories when someone looks at one of my works and starts seeing, starts interpreting it their own way. My intention is to allow the canvas to guide me to explore new concepts in relationship of space and location, intention and execution, as well as perspectives and dimensions. Through my work I attempt to interpret and explore the central issues of shapes and forms, and how color can emphasize, direct, interpret, or even re-direct their original shape. This interpretation results in the use of a variety of materials and processes. At times the canvas controls how I proceed and the outcome may be unintentional.The tactile appearance of my paintings is achieved in integral parts through built-up, pooled, scraped, layered, or dribbled paint. Each layer acts as a metaphor for time’s passage. I think of my paintings as an expression of calmness and flow and sometimes of dance and seduction and let color, technique, and mood guide me to the finished piece. In abstracting, the emotions are often more powerful than the actual "meaning" behind the painting and therefore I let my imagination be fueled by the moment.
Artistic Engagements and Professional Appointments:
Include grants through Artswatch Louisville, KY and Allied Arts Foundation Seattle,WA. As Artist in Residence Anette was awarded several Tip Grants for Jefferson County Youth Center in Kentucky to teach and create art with detained youths for a permanent installation. She was recipient of a Community Grant to work with diverse population in Hopkinsville, KY, while working for the most part of 4 years at elementary schools, at community centers, in middle schools and colleges. Ms. Lusher also worked with the physically and mentally challenged population of the Greater Kent Area, WA to create Public Art which is permanently installed at the Resource Center in Kent, WA.