Veron Ennis (American)
Born in Virginia, 1981
Works in Historic Downtown Leesburg, VA
Veron Ennis was born and raised just outside of Washington D.C., in Virginia. She paints contemporary abstract landscapes of open vistas and aerial perspectives. Her sweeps and pulls of contrasting vibrant and deep color create long mountains, wide valleys, and expansive skies in what look like panoramic silhouettes. Minimalist geometry and structure is integral to each composition tying a sign of humanity into her representation of nature.
Ennis is inspired by theology, geometry, eternity, and the concept of time.
She further explores her concept of structure in creating her transformative three-dimensional cube sculptures. "(Ennis's) sculptures are comprised of six paintings on wood panels hinged together to form a cube, which can balance on any of its corners, edges or planes. When unlatched, the structure unfolds to be exhibited on a wall with any orientation." -The Baker Museum
ABOUT HER WORK, Ennis states, “Throughout the ages, ideas have been communicated through symbols. I have a love for this universal communication and for structured expression. In modern art, I love the paring down of elements in a composition in order to deliver a message in a concise, intentional, and perhaps minimal way. I create my work using a unique code comprised of symbolic elements that are combined with careful intention to communicate the beauty, the infinite love, and the wonder of this life we all share.”
Ennis’ work has been published in British Vogue, Art Districts, Portfolio, House of Coco, and numerous other publications. She has exhibited her works in London, New York, and Miami and is found in private collections around the world.
Ennis’s work is influenced by artists such as Agnes Martin, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Barnett Newman, and Corita Kent. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech University, with a degree in graphic design. She has been a curator at two galleries, has been on exhibition committees, has independently curated at universities, galleries, and art centers, dedicated time to host art talks at her studio, and written for several art magazines.