One of the tips gallery owner Emily Amy offered us the other day was to scour art-related publications such as ARTnews, Art in America, ARTFORUM, or Art & Antiques, to learn more about works we may eventually want to collect. Just as I clip and file pictures of favorite rooms, I also save articles about artists I admire.
For years now I've saved a Southern Accents story about Annie Kammerer Butrus. Her compelling work has been included in exhibitions at Fay Gold Gallery -- Next Young Art Stars, Introductions '06, in Atlanta -- and at the Huntsville Museum of Art, and it is in the collections of Wellesley College and the Birmingham Public Library. I think you will enjoy browsing her site and learning more about her concept. The Japanese influence is evident in the examples posted here.
Shown at the top, fallen fruit: summer, orange
gouache on paper, 11" x 14" 2003
Shown second, red and white: crape myrtle
gouache on paper, 11" x 14" 2001