The Unique Vision and Feminist Perspective of Anne Faith Nicholls To be on Full Display at Martin Lawrence Galleries New Orleans

Nation's Premier Network of Fine Art Galleries to Host Artist and her Work In the French Quarter on September 9th, 2017

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New Orleans, LA, Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "Dreams reveal truths concealed"-Anne Faith Nicholls

Anne Faith Nicholls is unlike anyone else on the contemporary art scene. Her paintings offer a point of view-and suggest and energy and verve-that provides a uniquely revealing and refreshing look at the soul of a modern woman.

Nicholls was born with a backwards heart, but it did not hold her back in any way. Instead, it helped her forge an inner strength that is both inspirational and captivating. It also created a restlessness and sense of adventure and exploration that took her on a journey from her birthplace in Victoria, British Columbia to San Francisco, where she graduated from the Academy of Arts University. And then on to Southern California where she, and her husband, currently reside. As she has traveled the world, her focus has been fixed on studying the work of the Masters. This study of traditional painting, combined with a perspective all her own, culminated in the development of her own unique style which utilizes both oil and acrylic to achieve a signature layered look and a saturated, antiqued, color pallet.

Nicholls style has been described as Neo-Surrealism, drawing inspiration from early American Folk Art, French and Socialist Surrealism, and Society Portraiture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her favorite artist's are René Magritte, Frida Kahlo, Neo Rauch, Ingres, Alex Katz, Chuck Close, Mathew Barney and Marcel Duchamp. Frequent themes that Nicholls explores in her work are, Self-Identity, Self-Examination, The Subconscious or "Dream State" of being, travel, personal journeys and quests, love, restraint, anger, darkness vs. light, burning and cleansing, nature and home. These recurring recognizable symbols, once decoded, hint at the narrative of Nicholls paintings-Rain, Fire, A Bed, Microscope, The Heart, Women, Water, Animals, Lightening, Hands and Dark Clouds.

"I often identify characters as myself with a painted scar. I also like to use the heart as a symbol of growth, repair, anguish and love"-Anne Faith Nicholls

She achieved success early in her career in the California Pop Surrealist and "Low Brow" movements, and appeared regularly in Juxtopoz Magazine. Nicholls cites the Surrealist Manifesto as an inspiration in the core of her imagery. However, she hesitates to confine herself to recent contemporary movements. Her original paintings have been featured in private collections, galleries and museums throughout the world and her illustration work has been featured in many art related publications.

Martin Lawrence Galleries discovered Nicholls several years ago at Art Basel Miami, an international showcase synonymous with connecting new and emerging talent and prestigious galleries, and has been an important artist at their galleries ever since. Her latest body of works capture the history and mystery surrounding the artistic soul of New Orleans. They will be proudly unveiled-for all to admire and acquire-at Martin Lawrence Galleries, 433 Royal Street, New Orleans (In the heart of the French Quarter)

Opening Reception and Meet the Artist:

Saturday, September 9, 6-8 pm RSVP (504) 299-9055

Martin Lawrence Galleries + 433 Royal Street, New Orleans (In the Heart of the French Quarter)


SINCE 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG)-headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with nine gallery locations nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui and online at been assisting and advising collectors as they consider acquiring fine art. (MLG), with its unparalleled collection of treasures, specializes in unique paintings and sculptures and original limited editions by Warhol, Haring, Murakami, Chagall, Picasso, and Erté. In the last 15 years, it has lent nearly 250 different artworks by 16 different artists to 32 museums around the world, and proudly publishes works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde and Deyber. For more information visit


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Wild Thoughts (Strange Botanica Series) heavyweight archival cotton paper, signed and watermarked 
26 x 21 inches Jazz is a Strange Girl (Homage to René Magritte's "The Acrobat's Ideas") heavyweight archival cotton paper, signed and watermarked 26 x 21 inches

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