Annie is an American folk artist with a passion for handmade dolls and all things made with a needle. She has been the sole owner/operator of her famed business Annie Beez Folk Art since 2001. Her original handmade folk dolls have been sold world wide and celebrated in the pages of Prims magazine, Cloth Dolls and Animals, and Contemporary Doll Collector. Her work has appeared in galleries and shops across the nation.
Annie studied portraiture under the famous doll artist Susan Fosnot, and her skill set includes oils, acrylics, watercolors and mixed media.
As a needle artist Annie has mastered heirloom sewing, fine needlework including pulled work, hardanger, openwork, needle weaving, and raised surface embroidery. She has produced works in punch needle, rug hooking, quilting and hand applique.
Most recently she has turned to painting, creating layered mixed media and watercolor paintings.
Annie lives with her husband (and childhood sweetheart) in the hometown they both grew up in.