Anni Adkins received formal art training at L'Ecole De Beaux Arts in France.
She has been painting for 50 years. Her paintings reflect a vast diversity of styles,
from photorealism to the abstraction.
Her collection of
paintings began as "staged" snapshots - photographs of people caught in telling
moments. Each photograph was re-composed, tinted, and rearranged to become the final
subject of a painting. Viewers are often unable to distinguish between the original
painted photograph and a photograph of the finished painting.
Anni Adkins and her partner Joe Hoover held a collaborative painting and photographic exhibition entitled
"The Photographer, The Painter, The Romance."
Anni Adkins' created a series of paintings, entitled "Sacred Earth,"
harmonizes her realistic and abstract styles. She searched for subject matter that
contained the sensual forms of her abstract paintings. She found what she was looking for
in the great American Southwest: the powerful light highlighting the subjects of her
photorealism, combined with the sun's magic beams playing on vast swirls and spirals and
canyons of mauve, ochre and red rock. Here, the artist has captured the pure, overwhelming
beauty of our beloved earth. The result of her original inspiration is a collection of
large scale contemporary landscapes. The artist's use of awe-inspiring color and stunning.
viewers are often convinced the light actually emanates from the paintings!
Anni Adkins and Joe Hoover founded the Adkins Hoover Gallery, of Dallas,
Texas and AHHA Art Gallery in Sedona Arizona, a fine art
gallery featuring their painting and photographs.
Anni Adkins resides on the beautiful Asheville North Carolinia.
Hanging out painting in the barn in New York.
Walking with Maurice down the road by Georgia O'Keeffe's house.
His Aunt was her maid so he had great stories to tell.