BS Cornell University; BS Medical University of South Carolina; Graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing; Teacher at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Anna is a retired Pediatric Occupational Therapist who treated children in NYC for 15 years. Following 7 years of study at BBSH, she developed a program to assist the participants in discovering and releasing of life long beliefs that do not serve the individual in self actualization.
Anna studied painting throughout her life: U of Georgia, Rochester Tech, College of Charleston, and the Corcoran School of Art. Her teachers included Gene Davis, Miles Batt, Carla O’Connor, Michael Tyzack, Michael Phillips and many others.
Anna has exhibited in both solo and group shows in various cities: NYC; Washington, DC; Charleston, SC; Miami, FL; Lookout Mtn., TN and others.
Her paintings have been juried in to national shows, winning awards as well as being included in traveling exhibits.
I paint because it is necessary for my soul. My first painting experience with my teacher was at the age of 7. That experience allowed expression for the feelings that were arising within me. Speaking has never been easy for me…to many words from others are actually fatiguing, but marks and color on a support surface allowed everything I felt to be expressed.
My personal and working life has been people centered: family and clients who reflect all that we call human. These personal relationships have been the major muses in my painting life as each of them shares his/her inner journey in this incredible life existence.
In addition landscape painting has recently become thematic. Flowers, trees, topography allow for more abstraction and interesting patterns. As an artist, my most satisfying as well as frustrating moments are those discovering what the painting wants to express thus paintings considered finished often receive more and more over painting.