Anna Vaughn Kincheloe Biography

Anna Vaughn Kincheloe is a North Carolina-based artist and designer, whose aesthetic is inspired by adventure and travel to foreign coastlines as much as it is influenced by art history. A free spirit at heart, Anna Vaughn has spent time living by the Pacific Ocean in Australia — two years full of camping on beaches and absorbing Aussie surf culture — before migrating back to her home state of North Carolina to relive her childhood memories of swimming, fishing and boating in the Atlantic Ocean.

Drawing from her undiluted appreciation for wide-open life near the coast, her series work is a free exploration of the wildness of land and sea, often with a transportive quality. With these expansive spaces and endless horizon lines as her subject, she expresses feelings of uninhibitedness by creating connections between sky, land and sea, encouraging the viewer to wander as well. Expression, energy, color and movement are important aspects to her work and while she has primarily worked in acrylic paint, she has begun to incorporate other mediums such as oil pastel, conte, graphite and charcoal to allow for a greater range of subtlety and nuance.

She has a background in both design and fine art (BFA in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and an Art History Minor from East Carolina University and career moves ranging from magazine publishing to stationery design) and currently lives in Raleigh with her husband Hatcher — they both venture down to the Carolina coast any chance they get.