Anne B. Gunthner graduated from the University of North Texas with a major in Clothing and Textiles and a minor in Art. She then went on to study fashion and general illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Anne worked for many years in retail advertising as both a layout artist and art director for newspaper and catalog.
After retiring from advertising, Anne continued to pursue her fine arts passion through teaching, workshops and class studies. She finds great pleasure in working with a variety of mediums including pastel, watercolor and oil.
Anne’s pastel and watercolor paintings portray the vibrancy of color, texture and light captured by both European and American Impressionist painters of the 19th and 20th centuries. She enjoys the more refined, detailed still life studies of such artists such as Chardin, Delacroix and William Harnett for her work in oils. Regardless of the medium used, Anne aims to capture the soul and essence of her subject while keeping the composition fresh and alive to the very last stroke.
Anne is a member of The Huntington Arts Council and an associate member of The Pastel Society of America, Oil Painters of America and The American Watercolor Society. She has exhibited her work both in local and New York City galleries. Ms. Gunthner teaches children's and adult workshops and art classes at The Village Artist in Huntington, NY as well as in the Huntington, Cold Spring Harbor, Harborfields and Elwood school districts and libraries. She also teaches privately.
Anne currently resides in Dallas, Texas.