Annie was born and raised in Montana, growing up on her family’s ranch in the Smith River Valley, near White Sulphur Springs. Her work is about capturing the wide open spaces and forgotten places that exist in the rural areas in Montana and the West. She loves all things old and enjoys photographing relics of the American West such as grain elevators, barns, and farmhouses. The sky also holds a particular fascination for her, and her photography often incorporates unique cloud formations and stormy skies. Annie attended the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver, and has many years of design and art experience. She also has a background in historic preservation and studies the architecture of rural communities. Annie currently lives in Billings, Montana, working out of her home studio.
Artist Statement: I have always felt a need to draw, to make things, and pick up a paintbrush. I like to consider the form of things, it's overall shape and outline. I like bright colors and things that make your home feel alive. Color is a great way to bring life to a room. I believe you should surround yourself with great things that make you feel good.