Fine Arts - Painting Still Life

Annamarie Nelson
Online Director
School of Fine Arts

Annamarie Nelson, also known as Anna, started teaching still life painting in 1992 for the summer Art Experience program at Academy of Art University and has been a member of the faculty ever since. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Italian Language and Literature, worked for the Italian Department at UCLA as well as various travel agencies acting as tour guide for students studying in Florence, Italy.

She attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA as an illustration major and after six terms began accepting freelance work and commission paintings. Anna continues to contribute work to the annual Academy of Art University Faculty + Alumni Fine Art Auction to help raise scholarship money benefiting Academy students.

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I am extremely lucky to have been a part of building one of the first online courses for the Fine Art department since the inception of online education at the Academy of Art University.


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Best advice I received was from my father who encouraged me to study art, language and literature and not to go into dentistry because that was his passion and not mine.
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