Annie Donlin 

Kriens, LU / 1966

When I am painting, I am happy. When I am happy, I paint. I like to create contrast in my art and in the minds of viewers. My paintings, primarily oil on canvas are founded in realism, however I like to juxtapose three dimensional figures against flat patterned backgrounds, allowing for a puzzling contrast of the subject and its surroundings. The focal point is often larger than life and posed abstrusely on the canvas to create a regal sense of importance for an otherwise commonplace existence. In my paintings, the subject, who may often be overlooked in real life, takes center stage. As a result, the ordinary becomes imperial, movement becomes static, and the observer becomes the observed. I hope to provide new perspectives through my art. My studio space is in a converted infirmary in Kriens, Switzerland, where I share the creative process with other artists. 

University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Advertising plus a minor in Fine Art

Columbia College of Arts Chicago

auswahl gruppen- / einzelausstellungen:
Natürlich Kriens – 2015-heute
Prairie – Oak Park Illinois - 2016
Wauw Festival Der Sinne – Luzern June 2017
Giannodo and Kingsley Einzelausstellung July 2019

Worked as a package designer in Chicago for 15 years before moving to Switzerland and for a time as a freelancer afterwards before focusing more of my time with painting.

Ellabellabellooza and the First Snow – written and illustrated children’s book


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