Do you find the artistic Life lonely?
No! I am in a building with 40+ other artists many who are my friends and colleagues.
How do you counteract the solitude? I often seek solitude to focus and work hard to balance the social interaction with other artists. I also listen to the radio.
If you could picture yourself 5 or 10 years from now, where would you be and what would you be doing?
Making really good art in my studio. Perhaps being represented by a couple galleries and have a strong online presence. And being proud of my work.
My favorite TV shows are:
Downton Abbey, Gunsmoke and Justifed
What is the best piece of advice you could give to an artist just getting started?
Take all the workshops/classes you can afford; visit galleries, create or get involved with a small group of 2 or 3 other artists you admire and paint regularly with them and gently critique each other. Make art every day!
Find a well- organized art group and get involved.
Getting to know you Q&A
How long have you lived in Texas? I relocated to Texas from Ohio in 1973.
Where in Texas do you live now? Dallas, in the Oak Lawn area
What is your favorite restaurant in Texas? My husband's kitchen
What color is your bedroom? Light tan.
What book are you reading now? For Whom the Bell Tolls? By Ernest Hemingway
Do you have a favorite television show or movie? Downton Abbey, Gunsmoke and Justified
What is your favorite color? Red
What color do you avoid? beige
What are you most proud of in your life? Being able to embrace my talent and build a life around it.
What has been your most embarrassing moment? Being "kicked out" or "asked to leave" a formal dance class in jr. high school because I would not quit talking!
What jobs have you done other than being an artist? I am a Texas Registered Interior designer and had a 35 year career in commercial interior design. Earlier "teaching art at grade school, jr high, high school and college levels. I currently offer workshops in my studio and other venues.
Do you have a passion or hobby other than painting? What is it? Even though I do not own a horse now, I seek out any opportunity to be around or near them (including the mounted Dallas police) .
Who would you love to portray in mixed media or in paint? All the tv cowboys/cowgirls and their horses from the 1950s on up (it just occurred to me there is no reason why I cannot now do it!!??)
If you were stranded on the Texas Prairie and could only take three things, what would they be? A Bible, My husband who would save us; and a photo of my beloved buckskin horse Mr.Dillon.
If you could live anywhere in Texas, where would you live? The Hill Country
Share something with us that few people know about you. My family is descendant of Duncan Hines of Kentucky who created the first reference books of fine food in restaurants in America. Many still use the term: "recommended by Duncan Hines"
Name something you love and why. I love the act of painting because I can best express myself with this art form and I believe I am closest to God when doing this.
Describe yourself in one word. talented
What is the one thing you would like to be remembered As??
Anne the Artist