Landscape painter Anne K. Allen, relocated from Florida following a careers in education and the performing arts. The lure of seasonal changes, blue rimmed mountains and a vibrant arts community drew her family to retire to Western North Carolina.
Since childhood, Anne responds to the arts with a reverence for nature and classical music. She is drawn to paint outdoors. Anne made three 3 trips to Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico to paint en plein air in the high desert. Her gardens in North Carolina inspire paintings of roses, poppies, trees and recently, paintings of Japanese iris.
She has enrolled in classes and workshops at the Art League of Bonita Springs, FL, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Association, and most recently participates in professional studio critiques at the River’s Edge Studio in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC.
Allen serves as a board member of the Appalachian Pastel Society and is a former member of the Pastel Society of Southwest Florida. She recently chaired, Dance of Pastel, a non-juried pastel show for the Appalachian Pastel Society, representing 21 artists from 3 states. Her work has been displayed in Asheville, NC; Bonita Springs, FL; Tryon, NC; Hendersonville, NC and in the Sheldon Art Gallery, Naples FL. Her paintings are currently displayed in 310 Art, River Arts District, Asheville, NC