Anne Moore Knapp has studied and worked in the field of art all her life. She received her classical art training from Art Center College of Design and El Camino College in Los Angeles, California. She completed her studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington earning a double BA in Art and Art Education. She experimented with many art disciplines, but it was not until she tried pastels that she found the media that met her requirements for color, control and portability. She is an avid plein air participant, but also paints larger pieces in her studio in Gig Harbor, Wa. Her impressionist style with strong abstract shapes has developed as a direct result of her plein air work. Her newest studio pieces have the additional dimension of texture in the under layment are receiving acclaim. She now has added oil painting back into her studio thanks to the development of water-miscable paints- no solvants! She is a member of the Peninsula Art League, Northwest Pastel Society, Plein Air Washington, and International Association of Pastel Societies. She does artists residencies in the schools and teaches art classes/workshops.
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