Annie earned her BS & MS from the University of Oklahoma and her Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Northern Colorado where she was honored with the Distinguished Alumnae Award. She also studied painting and art history in the BFA program at Oregon State University. She achieved the rank of Associate Professor in her successful academic career at several colleges and universities prior to pursuing her passion for art full-time. For the last nine years she has been a professional artist, painting out of her studio on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM. She is represented by several galleries across the country and recently was honored with a museum acquisition of her work. She utilizes her academic expertise to teach innovative painting workshops at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM and venues across the country. Her paintings appear in numerous shows and are in private and museum collections.
Her book titled “Bold Expressive Painting” will be published by Northlight Books in Fall 2015.
.Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling Northlight Books-winner, 2015
.29 Top Artists Share Their Secrets, Acrylic Artist Magazine Special Issue, Summer, 2014
.Permanent Collection: The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, 2013
.Incite 2: Color Passions Northlight Books-winner, 2014
.Contemporary Fine Art International, 2nd Place, 2013
.Artist Profile: In the Studio, Visual Language: Visual Arts Magazine, March, 2013
.Incite 1: Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media Northlight Books-winner, 2013
.Artist Profile, Professional Artist Magazine, July 2013
.Flowerona Profile, July, 2013*Honorable Mention, CFAI Winter Juried Show, “Elegance"
.Showcase Winner: ArtSlant, March, 2012, January, 2011, September, 2010, July, 2010, May, 2010
.Featured Artist, Studios Magazine, Summer, 2010
.Distinguished Alumnae Award, University of Northern Colorado, 2005
.Art Faculty-Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM, 2014-present
.Faculty & Painting Mentor- Georgia O’Keeffe Immersion Workshop, Ghost Ranch
.Painting Workshops - Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Georgetown Art Center, TX; Paseo School of Art,
Oklahoma City, OK