The amazing animal acrylics of Anni Crouter fill The Cottage at Twisted Fish Gallery, the current exhibit open to the public now through November.
This immensely talented Michigan artist is the recent 2013 Artprize second place winner for her acclaimed piece, Polar Expressed. Painting and drawing since she was a child, Anni’s work has been featured in galleries and exhibits across the country. Most recently, her polar bear artwork graced the cover of Watercolor magazine.
During an artist’s reception held in her honor October 28 at Twisted Fish, Anni explained her art process and answered questions from attendees. Signed giclée prints of her winning triptych of the life-sized polar bears were for sale along with an array of animal artwork that ranged from cranes and leopards to horses and flamingos.
“More than several art experts have classified her pieces as ‘world class’,” said Twisted Fish Gallery owner, Bob Streit. “Anni has been one of our exhibiting artists for a year now, and we are thrilled to have her original art on display for viewing and purchasing.”
Twisted Fish Gallery will be receiving additional works by Anni in the next several weeks, which will be added to the Cottage exhibit.
“I thought I was a winner when I got in the Top Ten,” said Crouter, following the public voting of Artprize’s 1,524 works of art. “I am completely thrilled and looking forward to displaying more of my paintings at Twisted Fish.” Over 49,000 voted for their favorite artwork during the 16-day Artprize competition.
Born in Chicago, Crouter is married to a veterinarian and lives in Flint. She attended Mott Community College, majoring in Business with a minor in Art, and has been painting and drawing since she was a child.