Anna Mullin is an Alabama-based landscape and portrait artist, working in oil on canvas since 2007. Her touring one-person exhibit, “God’s Picture Show,” premiered at The Meadows Gallery in Gadsden, AL, in October, 2011, featuring ten nature scenes of extraordinary cloud formations occurring in the first decade of the 21st century. The exhibit completed its run at the Kentuck Gallery in Northport, AL, in July, 2012.
Her one-person exhibit, “Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, Sea & Sky,” opened at the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts in Gadsden, AL, on February 11, 2013 and ran through April 21, 2013. It explored ancient beliefs of natural forces working alternately for and against mankind.
Her latest one-person exhibit, “Into the Night,” premiered at the Isabel Anderson Comer Museum in Sylacauga, AL, during the month of February, 2014, and continues its run through September 11, 2014 on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) at “The Edge of Chaos,” which is located on the 4th Floor of the Lister Hill Medical Library, 1700 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL. (For those interested in viewing “Into the Night,” the hours at The Edge of Chaos are Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The most convenient parking is a covered deck across University Blvd. on 16th Street So.)
Anna began painting as a way to pass the time with her mother, who was a wheelchair-bound, stroke-victim on oxygen. Through the help of art instructor, Dennis Sears, she was able to assemble the materials and learn the basics of painting. Her mother served as her “in house art critic” until she passed away in 2008. By that time, Anna was enthralled with every aspect of painting. Since then, she has branched out to mount one-person exhibits in galleries and museums throughout the state of Alabama.
She is best known for her landscapes in which light seems to emanate from within the painting. Two of her paintings, “Colorado Mountains” and “Gathering Clouds,” have been included in the artbook, International Contemporary Artists, Volume IV. People who collect her work include Joseph J. Andrew, former head of the Democratic National Committee and author of the thriller, “The Disciples.”