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: for example, the contrast between the deadly strength of a tornado and the softness of a gentle breeze blowing curtains in an open window.
She is currently working on the one-person exhibit, “Into the Night,” which will premier at the Isabel Anderson Comer Museum in Sylacauga, AL, in February of 2014. The Comer Museum is located at 711 N. Broadway Ave, Sylacauga, AL, 35150. For more information, call the Comer Museum at (256) 245-4016.
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.”