Angela Saxon, Allegro, 36x48, acrylic on canvas

Angela Saxon, High Summer, 11x8, gouache and watercolor crayon

Angela Saxon, Duet, 36x36, acrylic on canvas

Angela Saxon, Gold Field, 48x36, acrylic on canvas

Angela Saxon, Sentinels, 11x8, gouache and watercolor crayon

Angela Saxon, Hello Yellow, acrylic on canvas

Angela Saxon, Balance, 30x40, acrylic on canvas

Angela Saxon lives and works in beautiful northern Michigan near Traverse City — surrounded by the spectacular Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. She received a BFA in painting from Indiana University. Recent painting residencies have included Rome and the Sabina region, Italy; Tuscany and Chianti regions, Italy; Umbria, Italy; Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico; Palm Springs, California; Glen Arbor, Michigan. Her paintings are shown in galleries throughout the US and her work is held in both private and public collections; she also undertakes commissions.

My eye is drawn to places in the landscape–light playing across a meadow, huge clouds towering over the lake; it’s always captivating to me. Sometimes I wonder how many times I can paint a cloud over a lake, but so far it’s new to me every time. I think my work is starting to move away from the literal . . .  expressing more of the emotion of what I’m looking at, not just the imagery.

My work is an exploration of nature. Working directly from the landscape, I paint the sublime I experience in nature: shifts of light, shape, color. Finding a language to describe what I see and leading a viewer to see likewise—in my work and in turn, in the natural world—is the measure of my success. 

~ Angela Saxon



Selected Exhibitions + Awards + Collections
2016: Featured Painter, ARTWALK, Michigan Artists Gallery, Traverse City, MI
2015: Italian Residency: San Casciano
2015: Art in America on Tour, curated by Julie Torres, featuring work by one artist from each of the 50 states, The Satellite Show, Miami, FL; Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Clinton, SC
2015: This Land, 5-person exhibition, Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, OH
2015: “Scapes,” Roan + Black, Saugatuck, MI
2015: “Small Works” group exhibition, Tvedten Fine Arts, Harbor Springs, MI
2015: Painting Leelanau: 5th Annual, Old Art Building, Leland
2015:“Figural”, BLK MRKT, Traverse City
2014: Italian residency: Rome, Florence, Assisi
2014: Best in Show: Leland Air
2013: “Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes,” group exhibition and full color book; Dennos Museum Center
2013: Solo exhibition: Warm Springs Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
2013: Best in Show: Leland Air, plein air event, Leland
2012: 4th place, Northwest Michigan Regional Exhibition, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City
2012: Painting Leelanau: 2nd Annual, Old Art Building, Leland
2011: Interpreting Leelanau: Exhibit at the Old Art Building, Leland, MI
2011: Group Landscape Exhibit, Water Street Gallery
2010: Landscape Exhibition, Water Street Gallery
2009: “The Saugatuck Dunes: Artists Respond to a Freshwater Landscape”,  full color book
2009: American Places + Spaces, Water Street Gallery
2009: Chicago Salon: One-Person Exhibition
2009: One-Person Exhibition: Mezzanine Gallery, Cleveland
2009: His, Hers and Theirs: Exhibition with Royce Deans showing individual work
as well as collaborative series at Gallery Fifty, Traverse City
2009: Ann Arbor Salon: One-Person Exhbition
2008: Nature Interpreted, Group Exhibition, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2008: Art in Embassies program collection, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
2008: Sky & Water, Group Exhibition, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2007: Jon Stryker private collection, Kalamazoo, MI
2006: Northwest Michigan Regional Exhibition, Dennos Museum, Traverse City
2004: 1st Place, 24th Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
2004: One-Person Exhibition, Michigan Artists Gallery, Suttons Bay, MI
2002: One-Person Exhibition, Water Street Gallery
2002: One-Person Exhibition, Lake Street Studios, Glen Arbor, MI
2001: Honorable Mention, Int’l Society of Experimental Artists,  Dennos Museum
2001: Honorable Mention: Oils & Acrylics, A Juried Show,Traverse Area Arts Council
2001: Group Exhibition, Landscapes of Community, Dennos Museum Center
2000: Group Exhibition, Seven, Parallel Arts Gallery, Northport, MI
2000: Landscapes of Community, Group Exhibition, Dennos Museum Center
1998: Second Place: All-Media Show, Traverse Area Arts Council
1996: First Place: All-Media Show, Traverse Area Arts Council
1996: Regional Exhibition, Dennos Museum, Juror: MaryAnn Wilkinson, DIA

BFA in Painting from Indiana University, currently living in Leelanau County in Traverse City, Michigan.


Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery & Cafe Hours

April 1 – December 31, 2021
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm


Eigth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 27 – October 3, 2021

For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.