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Anne Kushnick holds an Associates Degree in Commercial Art from Thomas Nelson Community College in Virginia, as well as a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary, and an Associates Degree in Electronics from Suffolk County Community College in New York. Before obtaining her degree in Commercial Art, she pursued her love of art by using books, private teachers, workshops, and college courses. She also completed a home study course in fine art from the North Light Art School.
While her main focus is Portraits, Anne enjoys all facets of painting and drawing. She has done a number of large scale murals for various businesses and private residences in the Tidewater, Va area including Howmet Corporation in Hampton, The Vineyards restaurant in Kiln Creek, Newport News, Virginia Podiatry in Virginia Beach, and Dr. Beresh and Associates in Newport News. She is also an illustrator and graphic artist and has done illustrations for Cherubic Press and Crystalline Sphere Publishing as well as becoming a Finalist in L. Ron Hubbard's Illustrators of the Future contest. She also received an Honorable Mention at the 1998 World Science Fiction Convention Art Show held in Baltimore, MD. Anne has also contributed illustrations for In Oceans of Color and The Gilded Quill, collaborative color book projects to benefit Pediatric AIDS hospices, sponsored by Art Against AIDS. Anne is also a featured artist in BEST OF AMERICA Pastel Artists & Artisans Vol. 1. http://www.bestofartists.com/ArtCompetitionsNational.html
Anne is a member of the Portrait Society of America and is a founding member of the Williamsburg Portrait Guild. She also teaches oil painting and pastel for the James City County Division of Parks and Recreation.
You can visit her website at: www.ackstudios.com.
Art is an expression of a persons inner self. We are all works in progress and our painting ability reflects that. We should all be striving to produce our very best and contribute to this world in a positive way. To some people their artistic talent comes naturally and easily. To others, like myself, it is a steady uphill climb where we see the need for constant improvement. Regardless of how we achieve it, the journey towards fulfilling our full artistic potential is worth striving for.