A native of Naples, Florida, Annie Strack is a classically trained professional artist whose formal art school training included advanced studies of numerous artistic mediums. Although she is best known as a Modern Master of maritime painting, she is also an experienced expert in many other mediums, subjects, and styles. As a commercial artist, her designs have been used by hotels, restaurants, retailers, and other businesses for decades. An experienced drafter, she has created architectural renderings for dozens of architects and building contractors and her renderings have been featured in numerous publications. Her extraordinary paintings are exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world, and have been featured in 22 solo shows. She exhibits in a multitude of national and international juried shows and her artwork has won hundreds of distinguished awards and grants.
Annie Strack painting en plein air in Provence
Yves-Marie of Sennelier with Annie Strack in France.
Annie Strack painting in the Chadds Ford Winter Plein Air
Annie Strack has been published in several prominent magazines including The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, The Crafts Report, Plein Air Magazine, Wooden Boat International, Country Roads, Gallery Insider, House & Home, Louisiana Life, Gulf Coast Arts & Entertainment Review, Louisiana Homes & Gardens, Fig Kennett, County Lines, New Orleans City Business, and Covington Magazine, and she has been featured in dozens of newspaper and television interviews. Her artwork has been featured on the covers of Art Calendar Magazine, Harmon Homes Magazine, Inside Northside Magazine, and Northlake News Magazine. She’s the author of The Artists Guide to Business & Marketing, and since 2005 she’s been a feature writer and contributing editor for Professional Artist Magazine; the premier national business magazine for visual artists. She is the producer and host of the incredibly popular video Painting Seascapes in Watercolor, which is also broadcast on television stations worldwide. She is a trained industry expert in the uses and properties of artist materials, and she works with several artist supply companies to test and review new products. Her knowledge and expertise makes her in demand as a demonstrator for artist organizations and arts supply stores, and she is an Artist Ambassador for Dynasty Brush, Hahnemühle fine art paper, and Chartpak.
Annie Strack has earned the prestigious honor of Signature Membership in 18 artist organizations, including the International Society of Marine Painters and International Plein Air Painters, and she holds the esteemed honor of being an Official Authorized Artist for the US Coast Guard. She has served on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations and she has chaired a countless number of juried shows, plein air events, workshops, programs, and fundraising. She currently serves on the Boards of the American Artists Professional League, the Baltimore Watercolor Society, Brandywine Valley Plein Air Festival, International Watercolor Society USA Chapter, and as the Social Media manager for the United States Watercolor Society, International Society of Professional Artists, Louisiana Watercolor Society, Mid Southern Watercolor Society, and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society.
Annie Strack in Bali
Annie Strack on Guam
Her paintings, prints, & posters are in over 1,000 public and private collections worldwide, including: US Coast Guard, US Navy, US Senate, US Pentagon, Fredonia Museum, Zigler Museum, Lake Pontchartrain Maritime Museum, Jefferson Parish Courthouse, St. Tammany Parish Public Art Collection, San Benito Public Art Collection, VA Retirement Home, Merrill Lynch, Kildare Marine, Biloxi Sun-Herald, St Tammany Parish Hospital, Ochsner Foundation, New Orleans World Trade Center, Marsh USA, Transwestern Services, International Matex, and many more. Annie Strack is an adjunct professor at Artist's Network University, where her painting courses have become the most popular classes that the school offers. She also travels around the world to teach workshops and jury exhibits, and in between her busy travels she can be found painting or teaching in her studio near Philadelphia. She endeavors to dip her toes in an ocean at least once a month.