Thursday, October 14, 2010

Annie Scheumbauer: : Drawing + Illustration

I'm so excited to welcome you to the studio of Annie Scheumbauer! 
This garage-turned-studio is such an inspiration to everyone who comes here.
Annie works in oil pastels, watercolors, oils, acrylics, pencil, pen and ink, scratchboard, silk, fiber....

There is light everywhere!

Annie can sit here and talk with clients, work on her computer or wheel over her sewing machine so she can look out onto her beautiful garden while she works. 
Annie is also a wife and mother, a champion for autism, a talented musician, and the art department chair at Ursuline Academy.
Nature is infused in her work. However, she's not just inspired by Nature in her most perfect state.
Annie collects elaborate branches, driftwood, roots, seedpods, weeds...she notices things that many people might walk right past.
Annie started painting silk a few years ago and this medium complements her style so beautifully. Her silk scarves have been a featured item in the St. Louis Art Museum's gift shop.
Her larger pieces hang in people's homes, in schools, in theatres.
Illinois Iris
Her mixed media work is gorgeous - sometimes planned and sometimes a surprise after layering one of her art pieces with another, and then another. In this piece, she knitted her "canvas," attached a silk painting and then hand-embroidered the minute details. (See the knitting needle holding it at the top?)
Annie's art supplies are (obviously) as diverse as her work. But she especially loves her Prismacolor pencils, Sennelier oil pastels and using Canson's colored drawing papers.
Annie hosts an open studio show every December. 

(a local favorite for artsy gifts, carries Annie's silk scarves)

Thanks Annie!

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