Anne Aleshire is an Alaskan and New Mexico artist offering original oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings. Her paintings reflect her love of the natural world.  She enjoys exploring, a term she uses to describe her travels, her backpacking trips, her painting outings or just going for a short walk with her grandchildren through the woods.  Exploring the outdoors evokes a sense of serenity within her and a feeling of peace and quiet.  She often returns to a location to see the changes, changes of the seasons, changes in the light or just the feel of a place.  Painting landscapes is another way to do that exploring, to capture its essence, to celebrate its creation, to rejoice in its beauty, to hear the song of God’s creations.

She learned at an early age that exploring the outdoors would be a necessary part of her life.  As she grew up on a farm in Michigan with eight brothers and one sister—exploring was one way of getting some alone time, just to wander through the forest and fields or to sit by a stream to contemplate life or to study the patterns in nature. 

 She received an Associate of Arts Degree from Alpena Community College in 1974, a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Montana in 1982, and a Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2008.  She belongs to several local and national art organizations.  Her works has been accepted into local and nationally juried shows including:

        42nd Annual Exhibition, Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton, TX

        Arts in Harmony 2010 National Juried Show, Arts Alliance, Elk River, MN

        Green Juried Art Show, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD

        Fiesta-da-la-Paloma Juried Art Show, Coleman, Texas

        Patterns of Influence Exhibit Juried Art Show, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

        64th Parallel Juried Art Show, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

 Her goal is to capture the feeling of tranquility and peace in her paintings, to capture the beauty of the natural world by absorbing the sight, sounds, atmosphere, and temperature, to create a vision and transfer it with paint to canvas.  Alaska and New Mexico are her home and the inspiration for many of her paintings.  But regardless of where she travels, she is never without her paints.