Anne Mann grew up in a small farm town in the heartland of Nebraska. Her childhood family
trips to the Rockies of the west were her favourite memories. Escaping the flat, expansive prairies for a few precious days in the summertime to run and play in the forests and rushing creeks fed her free spirit.
Those lush memories would feed her ongoing engagement as an artist throughout her adult life.
Spending years in graphic design and behind the motion-capture cameras in the video game
industry, movement, and imagination always had to be under control. These days in her art
studio that weight of restriction is lifted.
Anne Mann creates paintings using mixed media of oils, inks, acrylics and beeswax. She finds
inspiration on her trail runs through the Pacific Northwest Mountains, weaving together
memories of colors in various shapes and sizes. She studied under encaustic artist Alicia
Tormey and is influenced by the brushwork in Asian Sumi-e paintings, along with her
illustrations that are influenced by the bold splashes of color in graffiti street art. Anne studied
fine art at the University of Nebraska; she transferred to the Academy of Art in Chicago where
she earned her degree in Graphic Design. In 2009 she received a degree in Digital Design from
Vancouver Film School. Her work is showcased and collected throughout the West.