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Anne grew up in New Jersey but has southern roots as both of her parents were from Durham, N.C. She spent every summer as a child on the South Carolina beaches and has always loved the ocean and the beach. After graduation from East Carolina University, she moved to NYC. When she and her husband moved to White Sands, New Mexico she took a painting class.
Upon moving to Denver to go to The University of Colorado for graduate school she found a wonderful art instructor named Harold A. Wolfinbarger Jr. and she studied painting with him for over 20 years. He was a graduate of the Art Students League in NYC and primarily a large landscape oil painter. Harold introduced Anne to watercolor and she fell in love with the medium.
Throughout her years of being a pediatric nurse practitioner she continued to produce work and along with three other watercolorists opened an art gallery and bed and breakfast on the coast of Maine. Some of her favorite subjects are women on the beach and women in big hats, cats, the ocean and birds. Anne’s whimsical work in largely in a brightly colored mostly pastel palette. Her work is in collections in NC, Maine, Colorado, California, Australia and most recently Bulgaria.
After retiring six years ago she and her husband moved back to North Carolina and she was thrilled to find the eastern coast of North Carolina and her new home of Southport full of other artists and galleries. She is member of the Associated Artists of Southport, Wilmington Art Association and The Oak Island Art Guild.