BIO Finding beauty in each day then expressing the rhythm, color, contrast, design and emotion of those moments onto canvas with paint. I paint a variety of subjects in a variety of mediums. Landscapes in acrylic being my favorite. My landscapes are a testament to the places I have been and the places I have yet to discover.Early childhood introduction and love of the French and American Impressionists along with years spent in graphic design and scenic movie painting have shaped my approach to painting. Layering of color, capturing light, and then adding clean edge design to each piece are signatures of my painting style.
Annie is an American/ Canadian visual artist who has spent half of her life living and traveling across the United States. Drawing and painting from early childhood. Greatly influenced and nurtured by her mother and great grandfather both accomplished painters.
She embarked on her Canadian journey in 1983 after marrying a Canadian fellow in Southern California. They then moved to Ottawa where she graduated from Algonquin College’s Graphic Design Program. After pursing graphic design with advertising agencies and then floral design with an Ottawa florist , she and her family moved to the Toronto Beach area in 1994. Continuing to work in the arts she managed a beaches gallery, did some fundraising for the arts, decorative painting for designers, contractors, and clients. Several years were spent as a scenic painter in the movie industry where she learned a wide range of painting techniques from some very skilled artisans. Always pursing her passion for the arts and adding to her repertoire of skills and technique.
Recently moving to Barrie and eagerly exploring the surrounding beauty of the Georgian Bay area. Drawing inspiration and painting on a full time basis now. A joyful place to be.