Annie was born in 1967, and she lives and works in Sacramento, California. Annie works primarily with charcoal, in a style and process unique to her. Her art is usually large scale, this creates more room for detail. She has a B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and an M.A from California State University, Sacramento. In addition to creating her own work, she also teaches high school art. Annie feels that her work is haunting – the lighting is dramatic, and the subjects questioning and bittersweet. Her greatest influence would be the work of photographer Sally Mann, especially in her controversial “Family Pictures” series. Annie’s work has been deemed controversial as well for many of the same reasons that Sally Mann’s had. Sally states that “a pre-pubescent child with her shirt off should never be controversial, the problem more than likely lies with the viewer” Annie’s work is also a diary of sorts, a peek into her private world.
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