Anne Dixon Leding Euless
Anne's career as a professional artist started at the early age of eight with winning a city poster competition and being awarded a five dollar bill. In high school she received a letter of recognition for her art from SEVENTEEN magazine. She studied as an art major at a community college in her hometown in Arkansas and at Memphis State University in Tennessee.
Her background embraces illustration, graphic design, typography, painting, silk-screen, sculpture, stained glass and set design, as well as sixteen years of combined study of piano, violin and classical guitar. She has taught classical guitar and art.
Anne has been a freelance artist for the past twenty five years, and as a commissioned artist, has worked in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for the last sixteen. Her watercolors, oils and acrylics have been exhibited extensively in midwest and southwest galleries and in New York City's Soho art district. A style that varies from what she refers to as "loose realism" to abstract impressionism is displayed in her illustrations, portraits and murals that are among the collections of individuals as well as private businesses around the country.
Her keen sense of design and expert draftsmanship have won her several awards. Her work has been published in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIVING ARTISTS IN AMERICA and critiqued in ARTSPEAK, a New York gallery publication; she has been listed in THE NEW YORK ART REVIEW and THE SOUTHWEST ART REVIEW. Her biography is included in the 1997-1998 (twentieth) edition of Marquis' WHO'S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN, and she has been selected for inclusion in the 1998 edition of Marquis' WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA. Anne is a member of the THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS, Washington D.C., THE DALLAS USEUM OF ART, Dallas, Texas, THE KIMBAL ART MUSEUM, Fort Worth, Texas, nd THE TRINITY ARTS GUILD, Bedford, Texas. She is a member of TOASTMASTERS INTER-NATIONAL and is involved as a mentor in the Grapevine/Colleyville, Tx. school district. Leding resides in Euless, Texas with her husband. They have two children.
FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM..."Leding has a poetic talent for visually describing what she is feeling and thinking."
ARTSPEAK...a New York gallery publication..."ANNE DIXON LEDING draws her emotional power from past experiences and the lessons of traditional figurative paintings in modern dress. Her drawings and gouaches show figures that stand out starkly in her rather realistic interpretations...The scenes are thoroughly thought through in order to become pregnant with meaning...carrying a unique experience and evoking a special emotion...Leding knows how to seize the visual moment and place it on paper or canvas. She has the gift of direct honesty in depicting each narrative with a reality all the more immediate because it does express a particular feeling that is connectedto an idea."
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