Featured Artist: Annie Strack
About the Artist:
A native of Naples, Florida, Annie Strack is a classically trained professional artist whose formal art school training included advanced studies of numerous artistic mediums. Although she is best known as a modern master of maritime painting, she is also an experienced expert in many other mediums, subjects, and styles. Her extraordinary paintings are exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world, and have been featured in over 20 solo shows. She exhibits in a multitude of national and international juried shows and her artwork has won hundreds of distinguished awards.
She is a highly esteemed workshop instructor, and she is a much sought-after juror for art exhibits. In addition to painting and teaching in her own studios, she also travels around the world to paint on location, teach workshops, and judge prestigious art shows. Her acclaimed classes and workshops quickly sell out to maximum capacity and usually have long waiting lists.
Strack has been published in several prominent 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 artwork 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 The Artists Guide to Business & Marketing, and since 2005 she’s been a feature writer and contributing editor for Professional Artist Magazine; the premier national business magazine for visual artists. She is the producer and host of the incredibly popular television show Painting Seascapes in Watercolor, which is broadcast on over 120 television stations worldwide and also available on DVD.
Strack has earned the elite status of Signature Membership in the International Society of Marine Painters (ISMP), Watercolor Society of Alabama (WSA), Wyoming Watercolor Society (WYWS), Delaware Watercolor Society (DWS), and she is an Elected/Juried Member of the American Artists Professional League (AAPL). Strack is an Official Authorized Artist for the US Coast Guard (COGAP), and she is an Artist Ambassador for Cason | Royal Talens artist materials.
Her paintings, prints, & posters are in over 1,000 public and private collections worldwide, including: US Coast Guard, US Navy, US Senate, US Pentagon, Fredonia Museum, Zigler Museum, Lake Pontchartrain Maritime Museum, Jefferson Parish Courthouse, St. Tammany Parish Public Art Collection, San Benito Public Art Collection, VA Retirement Home, Merrill Lynch, Kildare Marine, Biloxi Sun-Herald, St Tammany Parish Hospital, Ochsner Foundation, New Orleans World Trade Center, Marsh USA, Transwestern Services, International Matex, and many more.