Thank you for visiting! I’m a Seattle painter and photographer working to use color and images in uplifting ways. It feels important these days to convey and hopefully share slices of joy, serenity, growth, and pleasure.

 My art training can be described as non-traditional. I have studied art and photography at a variety of schools, including University of Washington, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Gage Academy of Art, and Photographic Center Northwest. However, my aesthetic influences also come from unexpected places.

After many years as a teacher, I earned a culinary degree at Seattle Culinary Academy, which led to a few years as a food stylist and food photographer. Working with food as a visual medium dramatically impacted my relationship with paint. From glassy-smooth glazes to lively, buttery impasto, the paint medium itself hopefully becomes its own character in the story of the picture.

I’ve also studied Chinese 5 Elements for almost 20 years. Feng shui, Chinese face reading, Chinese Medicine—all of these have an impact on design and color, and how color and images affect our very bodies, minds and spirits as we experience them. Art can heal, in subtle ways. Many of us could use more color in our lives, and each color is important for different reasons.

You can reach  me at anne at bringtoboil dot com for classes and projects related to art. All images copyright Anne Livingston. All rights reserved.