About the Artist

Born in 1950 in Utah and raised in Washington state, Annette grew up drawing constantly. One of her pivotal influences was visiting the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City, to see Michelangelo’s “Pieta”, on loan from the Vatican in Rome. Greatly moved from seeing this magnificent beauty, she knew she wanted to create art, too.

Annette’s formal education was from Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, and the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio. She continued her art training in various workshops, sculpture with Richard MacDonald.

In 1997, Annette established BRUSHWORKS Fine Art Studio & Gallery with fellow-artists, which became a classroom, workshop, clubhouse and creative sanctuary for many students. She began designing and sculpting full-size bronze monuments, including “Saint Clare” for the Saint Clare Catholic Hospital of Weston, Wisconsin, and “The Watermaster” in Saint George, Utah.

Annette teaches, sculpts and paints commissions in her studio, focusing primarily on sculpture. Using oil base clay, she creates figurative pieces for bronze. She welcomes visitors to her home studio, and would love to discuss art with you anytime.


October 2017

“Dr. Andrew Barnum, Father of Biology” full size monument for Dixie State College, St. George, Utah


“The World is Mine,” invited to show in Art in Public Places, Sheridan Wyoming

Febrauary 2016

“In the Garden” Best of Show, Bronze. Dixie State University Sears Invitational Art Show

September 2014

Presenter at Southern Utah University Art Insights and Keynote speaker for “The Business of Art”, Dixie State University in Kanab, Utah

March 2014

Keynote speaker and 2014 judge for Dixie State University Sears Invitational Show

February 2013

Dixie State University Sears Show, annual art event: Purchase Award, “The World is Mine”. (One placed in the library, one was given to donor.)

April 2011

Dedication of new bronze monument, "With Liberty and Justice for All", Washington County Justice Center, St. George, Utah.

November 2010

Dixie State College presenter for "The Business of Art" and "Career Days" Seminars.

September 2010

Springville Arts Commission dedication of "Duet, Mary & Martha" and placement at City Hall, permanent outdoor exhibit, Springville, Utah.

February 2010

Dixie State College Sears Show, annual art event: 1st place sculpture, "Rite of Spring."

January 2010

"Duet, Mary & Martha", 40" 1/2 life-size Purchased by the LDS Church.

November-December 2009

Springville Museum of Art, Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah, "Director's Award" and purchase award, "Duet, Mary & Martha" 40" 1/2 life-size.

April–October 2009

LDS Church International Art Competition, "Duet, Mary & Martha", 40" 1/2 life-size.

March 2008–March 2009

Art Around the Corner, "Duet, Mary & Martha" 40" 1/2 life-size.

Summer 2008

6" Bronze sculpture of a child chosen to represent The Thrasher Research Fund.

April 2008

Life–size monument for Santa Clara City Building, "The Volunteer" to commemorate the floods of 2005.

January 2008

Life–size monument for Santa Clara River and Virgin River Flood Relief Committee. "The Sandman", placed in Saint George Downtown Square to commemorate the floods of 2005.

December 2007

Awarded "Best of Show" for bronze sculpture, "Duet, Mary & Martha", 20" Maquette-size. American Women Artists National Competition & Exhibition, Scottsdale, AZ.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS of civic leaders, fellow-artists and others

Dr. & Mrs. Ammon Strehlow, Mr. & Mrs. David Watson, Dr. and Mrs. Ray Richards, Dr. and Mrs. Craig Booth, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Hlavka, and many others. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints commissioned 2 paintings for permanent exhibit at the St. George Tabernacle. Dixie State College commissioned a painting for their permanent collection, "Dixie College Building". Two bronze monument sculptures commissioned for the cities of Saint George, Utah, and Santa Clara City, Utah.



Invited to serve on committee to begin annual outdoor exhibit, "Art Around the Corner"; subsequently, new bronze work shows in this exhibit every year.


"Saint George Museum of Art Meet the Artist" for many children of the local school district.


Served on the Saint George Visual Arts Committee. Painted for publication, "The Washington Dam n the Virgin River" for the Legacy Project, Saint George Visual Arts Committee


Summer 2007

Juried into Richard MacDonald Masters Figurative Sculpture Workshop.