Wild Child Art Gallery
Fine Art -Artists at work in the "Heart of Matlacha"
Original Fine Art & Jewelry- Voted Best Art Gallery in Matlacha
Anne spent her childhood in Indonesia and was influenced by vivid images of Balinese dancers, their costumes and religious offerings. Being surrounded by colorful art resulted in a life-long need to build things, paint and plat with fiber and clay. Her first year in college Anne majored in art, but couldn't turn out the required 3 paintings a week for homework. Switching to education was a great decision because Anne has always been a teacher in one way or another.
She continues to feel most energized working on three-dimensional art pieces that involve building and layering, often with wood, canvas, fabric and found objects.
After her formal education, Anne earned a Certificate Degree in Advanced Carpentry, and later with her husband Ed personally build their home in Fort Myers, FL in 1979. She currently lives in Central Florida where she has a management consulting and training practice.
In 2004, actress Meryl Streep, when she served as guest auctioneer for a charity auction in South Florida, was presented with one of Anne's custom-designed dolls, "Out of Africa".
Anne's works have been displayed at the Gallery Zyzygy & the Alliance for the Arts, both in Fort Myers, FL; Art in the Park, Sky Valley, GA; Lake Rabun Art Festival, Lakemont, GA; and at The Wild Child Art Gallery in Matlacha on Pine Island, FL.