Annalise has studied myriad making techniques, including photography, ceramics, jewelry, weaving, basket making, painting, drawing, sculpture, wood working, and all forms of printmaking. She received a BFA in Printmaking from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, with a minor in Art History (summa cum laude). This program gave her a strong technical and image planning foundation, along with a penchant for delicate mark-making. In 2010, she worked as an illustrator on packaging and product information campaigns for Anthropologie. In 2014, she conceptualized and painted a 6’ x 20’ mural for a San Diego elementary school, which depicts plants and animals native to the area. She began painting watercolor in 2016, and has found it to be a medium that fits very neatly into the demands of being a full-time parent. She completed an Artist Residency in Motherhood between 2016-17. Annalise is a member of the San Diego Watercolor Society and the Oceanside Museum of Art Art Alliance, and has enjoyed showing with these groups as well as at other juried shows in and around San Diego. In addition to painting, she enjoys sourdough baking, hiking, and traveling.
Artist Link: Annalise Neil
Exhibition Location: Kaya Salon