career has gradually evolved from architectural and interior
to film and set design, to graphic design, to painting.
In 1994, the
diagnosis of a degenerative eye
disease gave urgency to pursuing her
life-long love of fine art.
Soon after, faced with several weeks alone as her
husband traveled in Brazil, she re-acquainted herself with the old brushes
and paints that had been in storage since
a rudimentary college art class.
Her subject matter demonstrates an appreciation of architectural elements
from her days practicing design.
She also draws heavily from her travels;
the sights, the people, the
The colors are bold and vibrant,
the edges clean and sharp.
Rarely does she create a canvas without a
figurative element, characters that beg the observer to ask, “Who is this
Why are they there? What are they thinking?” They are not
out-of-focus suggestions of people, but individuals, rich and detailed.
buildings and rooms in her work are real places where people live
and work and play.
You are easily drawn into the canvases to experience
environment along with her subjects.
Exciting new treatments promise to one day cure the eye condition
pick up her paint brushes again. Relaxation comes in the form
garden projects where she “paints” with building materials and
musician husband and many pets give her focus, inspiration and even
Anna is best known locally for
the Nashville skylines that originally
as the cover
art for an event calendar she published for eight years called
It's a popular series that she continues to this day,
exploring new styles
and mediums along the way.
contact Anna B. Webb regarding painting commissions, please email