Anne, a British citizen born and raised in South Africa, also lived in six European countries for 25 years and traveled the world extensively before settling in the United States. New Orleans was Anne’s beloved adopted city for a few glorious years until Hurricane Katrina.
Anne now runs Anne Jenkins Art Gallery at 127 NW Front St., Milford, DE 19963. Here she can usually be found painting in her studio adjoining the gallery. She mostly paints large size acrylics impasto style with a palette knife - always full of vibrant color and movement, or soft watercolor house portraits.
Anne is honored to be the 2013 recipient of the Delaware Division of the Arts Established Fellow for Folk Art-Visual Arts discipline.
Previously she owned The Point of Art gallery & studio in Georgia. The Point of Art Gallery received the honor of the Greene County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year 2008. Anne was a guest speaker at the Georgia Governor's Conference on Tourism in 2007 and was also awarded the Georgia Governor’s Award of Distinction for 2008-2009.
She was awarded an artist in residence for 3 weeks in Colorado in 2009. During her stay she worked with a well-known print maker in the San Luis valley.
An award-winning self-taught artist, her acrylics and watercolors can be found in many private collections in Europe, Japan, South Africa, Canada, and all over the United States. Among her corporate clients are HBO and Universal Studios, Hollywood, California; Ritz-Carlton at Lake Oconee, GA.; Haley-Donovan, Architects, Haddonfield, NJ; Datacert Inc., Houston, Texas; TravelTalk Radio, San Diego, CA., and Entergy Power Company, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Among many other things Anne has been a reporter, photographer, banker, English teacher, housecleaner, and a truck driver. Her travel writing has been published in a variety of publications including the Los Angeles Times and Opera Now. She and her husband, Lee, also spent five years on a sailboat in the Mediterranean; many months in a VW van in Central America, Canada and Alaska; months touring Asia on a shoestring budget; plus a couple of crazy years driving a big rig around the Lower 48 and Canada.
Anne’s main interests are art, writing, music, travel and good food enjoyed with wine and friends.
Her mission statement simply put is: To have fun and beat the starving artist rap.
Milford, DE 19963