Living in an 1890’s log home that she and her husband, John, have lovingly filled with early American antiques, Anne enjoys her connection with the past. She paints in watercolor and gets her inspiration from early artists such as Jacob Maentel, Rufus Porter and W.M. Prior. Also inspired by frakturs, theorems, needlework samplers, and all manner of naive art (circa 1840), Anne creates images of bygone days. By using old paper for all her paintings and by mounting every painting in an antique frame, she creates an authentic look that fools the eye into thinking it is seeing the real thing. She paints for the pure joy of it and sincerely hopes that her customers will share in that joy.
Anne Childs – Little Rock, Arkansas