Annie’s work is greatly influenced by nature. She adds distortion to the beauty that is often found organically, reminding the viewer of the harshness that mother nature can offer. Her work reflects the energies she sees in people, animals and plant matter through fine lines and imperfection. Embracing the principle of wabi-sabi.
On days when her own body needs stillness, she allows creation to flow on to paper, through words or through sculpture in a way to express the ailments (or joy) of life. She uses creation as a healing method and art is her therapy.
She was born in a small steel town in Pennsylvania, and then migrated to Philadelphia. She then spent almost a decade in San Diego California before she roamed to San Francisco. She then briefly returned back to that small steel town in Pennsylvania and now she spends her days in Seattle with her two dogs Olaf and Bender, her plants and her husband. She embraces her nomadic ways and dreams of traveling the world.
When not she’s creating, Annie is an intuitive healer working with both animals and humans. Her focus is helping others see in themselves all they are capable of, especially in times of illness. She runs a website that offers free guided meditations for mental health, addiction and chronic illness at www.healwithyou.com.