Annell L Metsker, known professionally as Annell, combines photography with digital painting and oils to create images that evoke the soul of her subjects and portray mood and emotion visually. Whether she is creating a portrait, landscape or figurative work of art in mixed media or in oils, she is able to use the beauty and mystery of light and shadow, and the rhythm of motion to captivate the viewer's attention. She works intuitively with her subjects to reveal beauty and authenticity in her art. Annell finds her creative muse in her art studio on Lake Glenville, near Cashiers and Highlands, NC where the peacefulness and energy of the mountains inspire her paintings. She has recently expanded her art work to include abstract paintings in oil and oil and cold wax. She has a successful portrait studio in Charlotte, NC, specializing in heirloom portraits of children, families and women.
Annell has received many state, regional and national awards from Professional Photographers of America, Kodak, Fuji, Professional Photographers of North Carolina, and Burrell Imaging for her photographic excellence. She earned the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsmen Degrees from PPA and was twice named Photographer of the Year by PPNC. Her art has been exhibited and published across the US and Canada and it hangs in many private collections across the US. She has studied with some of the most renowned photographers and artists in the US and Europe and continues her studies in her dedication to creating innovative artwork for her clients.
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