Anna Kincaide’s artistic career can be traced back to two things: a drawing book given to her by her mother and a love affair with Cary Grant.
With a fascination for the human form and an instinct to capture it, a young Kincaide devoured instructional books gifted by her parents. With a knack for drawing and whirlwind of possibilities in her head, she admits she found inspiration in an unexpected place.
“I can remember countless days and nights watching TV with my mom and gushing over Cary Grant and his leading ladies in To Catch a Thief or That Touch of Mink,” said Kincaide, who resides in Tallahassee, Florida. “With his debonair demeanor, it was love at first sight.”
In college, Kincaide’s artistic pursuits lead to a degree in interior design, which lead to a job at a design agency where she spent five years sharpening her skills. It didn’t take long for Kincaide to boomerang back to her true passion: fine art.
Nowadays, Kincaide is enjoying a productive art career with growing interest from galleries and collectors internationally.
Kincaide’s artistic trademark is twofold: one, capturing a timeless, couture feel; and two, cropping the paintings so the subjects’ faces are not visible, which, the artist says, allows the viewer to better identify with each painting. That anonymity coupled with the rising appreciation for vintage couture is creating a buzz about Kincaide’s work that she calls “unprecedented and massively invigorating.”
It’s a style that rose out of a sketchbook and daytime movies on the small screen. It’s a style conceived by her love of sultry, sophisticated old Hollywood glamour. Judging by her work, she’s very much still in love.
See more of Anna’s work at her website, annakincaide.com.