This is about your connection to water.
Over the past four years, I successfully completed over 35 commissioned paintings for private collections, galleries, and public institutions, locally and nationwide. Together, my clients and I work with a body of water that is significant in their life. It is important for us to reconnect with nature, especially water, to remember that we are a part of the larger cycles and rhythms of the earth. These projects celebrate and honor the water in our lives.
This process may include:
Joining me in gathering the water and sediment at your body of water
Participating in a reflective ritual at the shoreline
Collaborating for the initial pouring of the water of sediment
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Many of my favorite family memories center around the lake near our home and explorations through the Boundary Waters. In anticipation of moving away from Minnesota, I reached out to Annie about creating two paintings, one for my parents, and one for my husband and I.
I anticipated two beautiful final paintings (which they are!), but vastly underestimated how meaningful the creative process with Annie would be. Annie invited my parents, husband, and myself to spend an evening with her at the lake-shore engaging in the honorable harvest - it was a beautiful and sacred time. Annie explained the philosophy behind her artwork, gave us an opportunity to reflect, and listened carefully to our preferences and vision for each painting. Over the coming weeks Annie texted us photo updates of her progress and invited our feedback. It was stunning to see her creative interpretation of what we shared at the lake-shore come to life in the paintings! Annie delivered our final paintings in advance of our requested date so we could open them together at Christmas.
I cannot recommend working with Annie highly enough. She is passionate, incredibly talented, professional, and warm. Our painting will be a treasured piece in our home for decades to come!
- Hanna, Minneapolis, December 2018
I wanted this commissioned piece to tell a story from the Mississippi River. Throughout college, I spent a lot of time studying, socializing, and sitting on the shore of the river. No matter what the season was, the Mississippi shoreline became my sacred space. I wanted to work with Annie to tell this story.
One of the most incredible things about the commission was that Annie included me in the process of creation. She sent me photos and videos of the snow that was harvested, as well as shared the song that she sang as she ceremoniously collected it. Annie also invited me into her studio and let me write on the canvas before she started the painting process. Her and l engaged in a lot of conversation throughout the weeks it was being created, marveling at the magnificent mystery and story of this water.
Now this gorgeous story is hanging as the centerpiece in my living room, and I get to wake up every morning to see it's colors and texture illuminated in the morning light. It feel so personal! It's a source of visual healing for me, reminding me of the innate purity of the cells in my body. I feel inspired to be kind to myself. My body is, after all, 70% water.
- Amanda, Minneapolis, March 2018
"We have been admiring Annie’s work for years and we’re so happy we took the opportunity to work with her individually. We knew we would end up with a beautiful and unique painting, but we didn’t know how special the process would become for us. Annie deepened our connection to the body of water that we chose and provided the opportunity to learn about her artistic process. The painting now hangs in the entryway to our house, and is a continual reminder to be stewards of the earth."
- Jana and Baxter, Saint Paul, December 2017
I commissioned a piece by Annie for my dad of his beloved property on Lake Superior. Working with Annie was an absolute dream. Her passion for the work, as well as her desire to learn as much about her clients, their chosen body of water, and their relationship with water gives her paintings a level of deep meaning, spirituality and connection.
The care, thoughtfulness, compassion and skill that Annie channels into her painting is what makes the pieces so incredibly powerful. Annie has the incredible talent of being able to put on canvas the stories, feelings, thoughts and memories shared with her. I could stare at her paintings all day long and be lost in thought with possibility, a deep sense of calm, and trust that everything flows into the next thing.
- Meghan, Minneapolis, November 2017
"From our first meeting about the possibility of commissioning a work in memory of Mom, all the way to delivery of the painting, working with Annie was so fulfilling. Her philosophies on art, humanity, and our relationship with the Earth all resonated strongly with me, and everything about the project felt serendipitous. Annie so clearly valued the sharing of my stories and memories of Mom, and was eager to integrate them into her process, which made the project (and the product) deeply meaningful to me."
- Liz, Minneapolis, September 2017