About the Artist
About the art I create paintings with brushwork without thinking. Each composition and color palette comes after a while of scribbling and large brush movements. I paint with acrylic, add detail with pastel, markers, and add collage pieces at times. My intention is to bring your surroundings color and vibrancy and to convey my joy and creative expression through each piece. The ideal collector loves color, abstract lines, and emotional brushwork. about anna For over 10 years, you have witnessed the many transformations of Art with Anna. From after-school art in a basement to expanded classes, to a bright space worthy of creating + community, we have learned first-hand to trust the process that is life. During these years, I have taught classes, delegated roles, and nurtured my dream into a legitimate + successful business. The gift of this process has allowed me to invest time into my craft and passion: abstract painting. about my art journey Learning to bring color and creativity to life came from my mother. As an art teacher, my mom instilled the love of art to me and my brothers from day one. She not only to taught me how to experience the joy of creating something myself, but to also teach others the joy of creating. My dad encouraged us to choose paths as adults that would help others. As a pre-teen, I remember rounding up little kids throughout my neighborhood, bringing them to my house for $5.00 per person, teaching them how to create their own masterpieces – just like mom, and helping them to learn – just like dad sought for us. Painting is my joy, my therapy. It is satisfying when an art piece comes to life, when ideas, colors, and emotion transform a blank canvas.
In my studio, nestled between my home and sons’ swing set, I tune into story-telling music through melodies and lyrics while tuning out of my own narratives. As I listen, I paint without considering what may appear on the surface, but instead, how it feels streaming from my fingertips. Each composition and color palette comes after a while of scribbling and large brushstrokes. Starting with spray paint or acrylic, I detail with pastel, markers and add collage pieces at times. Words of solicitude and resilience play a substantial role in my art. I intend to bring your surroundings color and vibrancy and convey my joy and creative expression through each piece. I am constantly inspired by color theory, passionate lyrics, intense feelings, and daily gratitude. The ideal collector loves color, movement, and emotional brushwork. I hope you allow my work to affect you as it does me each time.
What are your “Treasured moments” & how do you connect it to your work?
My treasured moments happen when my two sons come to paint alongside me. All of my large abstract pieces have their hand in my work. I cherish every minute of those times. The non-attachment it teaches me is worth every second, as well as the bravery and wonderment I gain from watching them with a brush or mark-making tool.