Anne Goetze resides on a small farm in the countryside outside of Leipers Fork, Tennessee. Her cherished subject matter features the rural life and landscape of middle Tennessee, as well as a certain beloved town in the French Alps that she frequently visits.
Goetze was born into a family of artists and photographers, where the walls of her home offered her consistent visual beauty. Goetze also cites her influences to be the documentary photography of Dorothea Lange during the Depression Era, and the paintings of the French and American Impressionists from the late 19th century. Her work in plein air and impressionism offers her complimentary mediums of expression through photography and in painting, as well as a particular technique she developed working over the years as a hand retouch artist, where the two mediums are combined. She has studied with many contemporary artists and friends such as Anton Weiss, Quang Ho, Skip Whitcomb and Dawn Whitelaw.
She has garnered an understanding by documentation, absorption and reflection.. that whether it be by our roots, transplanting or just traveling through.. we all share in a connection to God’s Creation, and in the same shared relationship of our souls needing a ‘sense of place’.
Goetze’s work is found in the permanent collections of The Tennessee State Museum and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, as well as the personal collections of Oprah Winfrey, Tony Joe White, U S Senator Fred Thompson, Tim McGraw, Michael McDonald, Naomi Judd, John Hiatt, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Billy Ray Cyrus, among others.
Anne Goetze is a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Metro Nashville Arts Commission, and The Chestnut Group, a non-profit plein air painters group dedicated to land conservancy.