The central reference in Anne Appleby’s work is derived from her relationship to the trees, plants, wildflowers, and grasses of Montana and the American West and seasonal changes associated with the natural world. She carefully observes specific plants or seasons and uses their colors as they grow and change in works that are particular to them. “My paintings aren’t about the other world. They’re about our place in this world. What nourishes the soul is the experience of being in the body.” What she paints is glowing fields of color that seem as alive as the plants referenced in her titles.