Welcome to my website! My name is Annika (rhymes with Monica) and I am an artist and art teacher. Join me on my blog for my adventures as an art teacher and artist.
In my personal art practice, I mostly work with oil paints and charcoal, and I also enjoy creating illustrations and comics. When I’m not making art, I love listening to audiobooks, podcasts, and music, exploring nature, traveling, and going to museums and galleries to find inspiration.
I am inspired by memories, time, and layers. I often use photographs as references for my work. A photograph is a still image in time, almost like a paused frame in a movie, and it often sparks a memory of the events and emotions associated with that moment. I like to layer these moments on top of each other, painting still images that spur a movie of memories in my mind. Or sometimes, I simply draw or paint a moment that captures an emotion. Nostalgia, home and place, and solitude are themes I focus on in many of my works.
BA in Art Education, Summa Cum Laude, Dec. 2020
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
August 1-5, 2022. Cardboard Creations Camp & Patchwork Paradise Camp. Howard County Center for the Arts
July 25-29, 2022. Printmaking Party Camp & Process and Action Art Camp. Howard County Center for the Arts
April 28, 2022. Mother’s Day Printmaking Party. Howard County Center for the Arts
Spring 2022. Saturday Art Studio. Howard County Center for the Arts
February 3, 2022. Valentine’s Day Printmaking Party. Howard County Center for the Arts
Fall 2021. Saturday Art Studio. Howard County Center for the Arts
July 6-9, 2021. Substitute Teacher – Printmaking Party Camp. Howard County Center for the Arts
Shows and Events
March 4 – March 15, 2020. Layers (solo show). The College of New Jersey https://tcnjartgallery.tcnj.edu/2020/02/18/bfa-senior-solo-show-session-v/
November 1 – December 13, 2019. Art Howard County 2019. Howard County Center for the Arts
July 2019. Paint it Ellicott City Open Paint. Howard County Center for the Arts
July 2017. Paint it Ellicott City Open Paint. Howard County Center for the Arts – Emerging Artist Award