What a wonderful birthday suprise fromStillman & Birn! I'm thrilled to be featured on theirblog for my birthday!
"Annie Strack is an art educator and a master of marine paintings. This is Annie’s report about her drawing of the historic Rigolets Lighthouse, destroyed by Hurricaine Katrina. “I used to live in the New Orleans area, and one of the best things about living there was the diverse and numerous subjects nearby that make for interesting maritime paintings.
I was tidying my studio the other day when I came across..." Read more!
native of Naples, Florida, Annie Strack is a classically trained professional
artist whose formal art school training included advanced studies of multiple
artistic mediums. Although she is best known for her reputation as a
contemporary master of maritime painting, she is also an experienced expert in
many other mediums, subjects, and styles. As a commercial artist, her designs have been used
by hotels, restaurants, retailers, and other businesses for decades. An
experienced drafter, she has created architectural renderings for dozens of
architects and building contractors and her renderings have been featured in
been published in several magazines including The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, The Crafts Report, Wooden
Boat International, Country Roads, Gallery Insider, House & Home, Louisiana
Life, Gulf Coast Arts & Entertainment Review, Louisiana Homes &
Gardens, and Covington Magazine, and
she has been featured in dozens of newspaper and television interviews. Her art
has been featured on the covers of Art
Calendar Magazine, Harmon Homes Magazine, Inside Northside Magazine, and Northlake News Magazine. She’s the
author of The Artists Guide to Business
& Marketing, and since 2005 she’s been a feature writer and
contributing editor forProfessionalArtist Magazine; the premier national business magazine for visual artists.She is the host
of the wildly popular television show Painting
Seascapes in Watercolor, which is broadcast on over 180 television stations
worldwide and also available on DVD.
has earned the prestigious honor of Signature Membership in 8 national and
international societies including the International Society of Marine Painters, and she is an Official Authorized Artist for the USCoast Guard.Her
paintings, prints, & posters are in over 1,000 public, corporate, and
private collections worldwide, including: US Coast Guard, US Navy, US Senate, US
Pentagon, Veterans Administration, Fredonia Museum, Zigler Museum, Lake
Pontchartrain Maritime Museum, Jefferson Parish Courthouse, St. Tammany Parish
Public Art Collection, St Tammany Parish Hospital, Ochsner
Foundation, New Orleans World Trade Center, and many more.
Annie Strack is an adjunct professor at Artist's Network
University, where her painting courses have become the most popular classes
that the school offers. She also travels around the world to teach workshops
and jury exhibits, and in between her busy travels she can be found painting or
teaching in her studios near Philadelphia and New Orleans. She endeavors to dip
her toes in an ocean at least once a month.
All images and content copyright Annie Strack 2008
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