and enthusiastic. Shela’s encouragement and vigor led Annette to paint in watercolors exclusively. Another key part of her artistic journey was learning the elements of art and the principles of design in a Tony Couch workshop.
Annette gained a great deal of inspiration from MSWs members and guests, but she also studied watercolor independently finding Nicholas Simmons, Michael Atkinson, and Janine Gallizia to be particularly compelling.
She often starts a painting in an attempt to paint loose but tends to want to paint more realistically. Annette enjoys painting seascapes and landscapes but especially portraiture. When the light touches an interesting face, she finds it a captivating inspiration. She will remind her subjects that she is not staring at them, but rather simply watching how the light hits their bone structure. She chooses to paint with transparent watercolors to allow the light to shine through and create luminosity.
Annette has also been a member of the Arts Association of Central Arkansas. She has generously dedicated her time and energy to the arts in Arkansas and we have all benefited from it.