artma Artists

Artist: Anne Skok

I am from Silver Springs, Maryland, where by age eleven, a latchkey kid home alone, I developed a passion for painting. At twenty, moving to Key West I began my art career painting murals and selling paintings on the pier. Then on to Boulder, Colorado,where I received an A.A. in commercial art and worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for ten years. I married and had two children who inspired me to paint murals for children's spaces while attending the Art Students League and Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design. Wanting to reliably support my children’s interests I jumped off the canvas to create three dimensional gardens for ten years. Then, on Christmas Eve 2016, BOOM! I was hit by a truck while crossing the street resulting in a brain injury. Feelings of rage and helplessness, balanced by feeling alive and motivated, coalesced with the new political reality. I dealt with it the best way I knew how: I began to paint again. Still working in acrylic, paintings transformed the whimsical imagery of past work into fierce commentary on political events. For two decades, my work has been included in numerous local and national exhibitions.