“The Nature of Pale” (2015)
“Into the Night” (2014)
“Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, Sea & Sky” (2013)
“God’s Picture Show” (2011)
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 continued its run through September 11, 2014 on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) at The Edge of Chaos, located on the 4th Floor of the Lister Hill Medical Library. It explored how the human eye adapts to changes in light from dusk into the dead of night. She was also featured in the Winter, 2014, issue of Gadsden Style Magazine.
Her upcoming exhibit, “The Nature of Pale,” will run from April 1 until May 8, 2015 at the Gadsden Museum of Art in Gadsden, AL. The opening reception will be Friday evening, April 3rd, during the First Friday activities on Broad Street in downtown Gadsden.
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.”