About Annie Moore
Annie Moore will be your instructor for these Painting Heart and Soul classes. The painting below is one she made after completing her first Process Painting instruction, but it is important to understand that her instruction technique specifically does NOT encourage students to follow her style or example as so many art instructors do. Annie feels strongly that knowing too much about the instructor's paintings only inhibits students who feel they must somehow be doing the same thing. This is the very opposite of what Painting Heart and Soul advocates and teaches.
Annie Moore is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer, painter, and art teacher. Annie trained at the California College of Art, and at the University of California, Berkeley. She taught art and writing in international schools in six different countries before returning to Woodstock, Vermont in 2019. In 2018 she taught Process Painting classes at Sweettree Arts Center in Hope, Maine and in Vermont in 2019 and 2020, she has taught classes at Fletcher Farm School of Arts and Crafts in Ludlow; SafeArt in Chelsea; GRACE Community Arts in Hardwick, and at Artistree Arts Center in South Pomfret.
When she was 21, Annie won the Best in the West award for advertising art for a Rodeo poster she created for the Albers Feed company. Her design was used as the inspiration for the Marlboro Man advertising. But, even with apparent talent and training, the best of us can experience a painters' block. Annie discovered her own personal release from that block after learning a form of art therapy from Susan Green in Marshfield Vermont. This art therapy, known as "Process Painting", completely unblocked Annie in one day from the years of inability to allow her inner painter to come through. She has developed her unique instructional techniques for Painting Heart and Soul based on that Process Painting model.