AnnaJo Vahle - Fine Artist

AnnaJo Vahle

Merritt Island, Florida - United States








AnnaJo Vahle

Merritt Island, Florida - United States

AnnaJo Vahle - Fine Artist

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December 17th, 2011







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About AnnaJo Vahle

Although born in upstate New York, I grew up mostly in Nevada and California. The fabulous panoramic views of the far west inspired me to begin painting and photographing itís beauty. Iíve lived in various areas in the states and in Europe but always had the desire to express through painting and photography. While living in the Mediterranean, I was especially influenced by the great Renaissance art and the chiaroscuro work of Caravaggio.
I began with oils, worked with a wide variety of mediums but now mostly work in acrylic, oils, and photography. I studied mostly engineering in college but ended up with a degree in Technical Illustration, one in Psychology after several moves and colleges, one in Art Education. My experience as a drafter and illustrator for the space program is often evident in my love for precision and details.
Like so many artists, I primarily depict the world and the people I know and love best. Currently, that means Florida, a most lovely place!

If you ignore beauty,
you will soon find
yourself without it...

But if you invest in beauty,
it will remain with you
all the days of your life.

by Frank Lloyd Wright

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AnnaJo Is Teaching A Workshop July 18, 2015

Merritt Island, Fl - July 3rd, 2015

AnnaJo Newman Vahle is teaching a painting workshop at the Titusville Art League on July, 18, 2015. this is a Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Please call Theresa Grosse at 321-264-1413 to register and find out further details. AnnaJo will demonstrate using acrylic paints but all mediums are welcome.

AnnaJo To Teach Acrylic Painting Workshop May 16

Merritt Island, Fl - May 10th, 2015

AnnaJo Newman Vahle is giving an Acrylic Painting 101 Workshop at the Titusville Art League located at 1421 Draa Road, Titusville 32796. It begins at 10 AM and ends at 3PM on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Cost is $75.00 per person. Please register on or before Wednesday, May 13. All levels of experience from complete novices to advanced are welcome. To register and for more information, please call Theresa Grosse, TA Education Director at 321-289-1130.

AnnaJo Wins Two Merit Awards At The Visions Show In Viera

Merritt Island, Fl - April 12th, 2015

AnnaJo Newman Vahle won two ribbons for Merit at the Strawbridge Art League's Vision Show April 11, 2015. One of the was for the 24" by 36" acrylic painting entitled, "Quiet." The other was for the same size painting called, "Bucolic Florida." Each of these are gallery wrapped. The show is currently hanging in the Art Gallery of Viera. The paintings will be on display from April 11 to May 3rd, 2015. The reception and awards was held last night, April 11 at the Art Gallery of Viera in Florida

Five Paintings By AnnaJo Featured At The Blue Heron Restaurant

Merritt Island, Fl - March 16th, 2015

Gator Pod is a 24 by 36 inch gallery wrapped canvas acrylic painting featured at the Blue Heron Restaurant at the Great Outdoors RV, Nature and Golf Resort near Titusville, Florida. It is one of five paintings by AnnaJo currently being shown there.

AnnaJo Wins Ribbon At Titusville 51st Spring Art Show

Merritt Island, Fl - March 16th, 2015

AnnaJo Newman Vahle won a ribbon this weekend from the Strawbridge Art League at Titusville Art League's 51st Spring Art show. This show was held at the American Police Hall of Fame next to the Kennedy Space Center. The painting is a 24 by 36 inch acrylic painting on canvas. The title is: Quiet. It is based on a scene a couple miles from the space center on North Merritt Island.

AnnaJo Wins Second Place At Bird And Wildlife Show

Merritt Island, Fl - January 22nd, 2015

AnnaJo Newman Vahle won second place for the 18th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival 2015 Presented by The Brevard nature Alliance at Titusville, Florida. January 22, 2015. This was held at the Brevard Community College North Campus. This was for her 24 by 36 inch acrylic painting called Snowy and the Seven Storks. It depicts a snowy egret trying to join a group of seven storks. One of the storks was a bully and didn't like the pretty yellow-footed egret. The other six storks protected the little egret from the bully stork and allowed it to stand with them.

AnnaJo Wins 3rd And Honors At Visions Art Show 2014

Merritt Island, Fl - February 26th, 2014 The above link is a video of the art show. I am in it. I won third place for "Snowbirding". This is the image.

Painting Water...a Workshop With AnnaJo

Merritt Island, Fl - September 19th, 2013

AnnaJo Vahle is teaching a workshop on how to paint water. Learn how to show waves, reflections and calm water. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Contact the Titusville Art league for further information or just show up on September 28 for the class. $75

Painting By AnnaJo Is On Magazine Cover

Merritt Island, Fl - July 8th, 2013

AnnaJo titled this painting, "The Flag House." An American flag was painted on the side of this old wooden house on Merritt Island shortly after 9-11. This is in an orange grove. It is featured on the cover of Senior Scene Magazine for the month of July 2013. The painting is a relatively large heavy duty gallery wrapped canvas.

AnnaJo Vahle Wins Peoples Choice In Viva Florida 500

Merritt Island, Fl - April 3rd, 2013

AnnaJo Vahle won People's Choice in the Viva Florida 500 Art Competition in Melbourne Beach with her large round acrylic painting of a roseate spoonbill, entitled, ďRed Eye.Ē The awards ceremony and special art reception was given by the Strawbridge Art League at the Melbourne Beach Library on April 2nd, 2013. This show was to celebrate the history and natural beauty of Florida 1513 Ė 2014.

Artist AnnaJo Vahle Debuted Artwork

Merritt Island, Fl - March 10th, 2013

AnnaJo Vahle is now a member of the Indian River Art Gallery in Cocoa Village. A reception was held yesterday at the gallery to debute "Landmarks, Landscapes, Spaces and Places" of Central Florida. Some of AnnaJo's paintings are featured in the show. Included was a painting of the old landmark, the Brevard Hotel, which used to be located a couple blocks away from the gallery.

First Place At Annual Space Coast Birding And Wildlife Festival

Merritt Island, Fl - January 27th, 2013

AnnaJo Newman Vahle won first place for fine art at the 16th Annual Space Coast birding & wildlife Festival 2013. This was presented by the Brevard Nature Alliance and was held in Titusville, Florida January 23 through 28, 2013. It was for her painting of a heron fishing at Blackpoint, part of the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Mostly painted in acrylic, AnnaJo added the finishing touches with oil paint.

Strawbridge Art League Presents...

Merritt Island, Fl - June 10th, 2012

Artist AnnaJo leads a discussion and demonstration of her acrylic painting techniques at the Strawbridge Art League in the Henegar Center for the Arts in Melbourne, Florida at 6:30 on June 21.

AnnaJo Teaches Acrylic Workshop

Merritt Island, Fl - June 10th, 2012

4 Ĺ hour workshop for $75. Learn to paint a wetlands scene with sunbeams Saturday, June 16, 2012. 10AM to 2:30PM with a half hour optional lunch break Ralph's Art Supply, 1420 Highland Ave., Melbourne

Painter AnnaJo Vahle Debuts New Series

Merritt Island, Fl - February 28th, 2012

AnnaJo Vahle is the Instructor A 4 1/2 hour acrylic workshop for $65. Saturday, March 3, 2012, 10 AM to 2:30 PM (half an hour break for lunch) Learn to create depth through perspective Where: Ralphs Art Supply, 1420 Highland Ave., Melbourne, FL 32935 Contact AnnaJo at for further information

Artist AnnaJo Vahle Receives First Place Award

Merritt Island, Fl - January 30th, 2012

Artist AnnaJo Vahle receives first place award for the art show at the 15th Annual Sace Coast birding & wildlife Festival 2012 in Titusville, Florida with her painting of the Preacher and his flock