ANNIE PERKINS ROSENBERG
Annie’s work is greatly influenced by nature. She adds distortion to the beauty that is often found organically, reminding the viewer of the harshness that mother nature can offer. Her work reflects the symbolism and energies she sees in people, animals and plant matter through fine lines and imperfection. Her work embraces the dark we all hold within and balances it with light.
She was born in a small steel town in Pennsylvania which is a large part of her process and style. Her work is a reflection of the many places she has lived such as Philadelphia, San Diego, Oakland, Seattle, and Philadelphia. She has had solo and group exhibitions in all these cities and still works to support all of the communities she has been a part of. She currently resides in the Portland Oregon area and embraces her nomadic ways.
On days when her physical body needs stillness, Annie allows creation to flow into many art forms as a way to express the ailments and joy of life. She uses this gift of creation as a healing method as art is her therapy. She began truly expanding her art while bed ridden. On the days where she was able bodied enough she slowly began to create artwork and against all odds, began to heal as well. With all she has learned on her own healing journey, she now runs a website that offers free guided meditations for mental health, addiction and chronic illness at www.healwithyou.com.