Anne, born (1971) and raised in Seattle, Washington, received her formal education at Western Washington University and the Seattle Academy of Fine Art (now Gage Academy) where she attended as an arts grant recipient of the Anacortes Arts Foundation. She also studied with noted Northwest artist Alfred Currier in 1998 to 2002.
As a spontaneous, creative and intuitive artist, Anne seeks to transmit the joy she sees and feels in everyday activities onto canvas. In her studio, her whimsical work is primarily in acrylic, though she also paints plein air oil landscapes. She always carries a pen and sketchpad whether she's studied in France, taught English in Japan, or during her travels by bicycle across the U.S.
Anne has been the subject of numerous media articles in the Northwest as well as the featured poster artist for the Anacortes Jazz Festival (2004 & 2005), The Anacortes Arts Festival (2006), among others. She was recently named "Best of the West" in the Northwest by Southwest Art Magazine (August 2006). Her work can be found in public and private collections nationwide to include Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, WA; Skagit Valley Hospital, Mount Vernon, WA; Hinton Public Library, Hinton, OK; Lambiel Museum, Orcas Island, WA; and Anacortes Public Library, Anacortes, WA.
"Creating art is a way of interacting with and better understanding my surroundings. I try to capture the joy in everyday moments and paint it onto canvas. Birds sitting on telephone wires, a couchful of knitters, an evening of making music have been common motifs. Expression takes place in many forms-by painting, drawing or sculpting, through written words, or physical movement, to name a few. When "should" is removed from the inner vocabulary then creativity enters the scene and the fun begins. Creative Expression is a sharing of our uniqueness, our own views, thoughts and opinions. And yet the commonality of humanity allows us to relate deeply and connect with these individual expressions. This would be my hope and intention with my work." - Anne Schreivogl
"How does one entice the little rascal of creativity into the studio? Sort of like a cat: ignore it. Pretend you don't care. Plod along predictably, and before you know it, it's curling around your legs, meowing for attention." - (from "Holding To Creativity") by Anne Schreivogl