"Art is not tame, and nature is not wild, in the ordinary sense. a perfect work of man's art would also be wild or natural in a good sense."

Anne Garden Studio


- Henry David Thoreau


My painting in the last few years has taken me in two directions. I continue to love painting landscapes, animals and my abstracted versions of the aforementioned, but am also developing a series of multimedia works on paper and wood that have social and political content.

In all the work I do, there is a controlled vision or viewpoint, a simplifying of the subject to create a straightforward composition for impact and accessibility. My aim is to produce a lushness in the painting, drawing or print through highly saturated color and vibrant light. In this meandering process we call creating, the imagination often leads me to blessed surprises wherein the painting/art coalesces.


Winter Open Studios 2019

ICB Studio #237

480 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito, CA

December 6 - 8, 11 am – 6 pm

Birds, Bees, and Branches

​Anne Garden & BJ Thrailkill

December 2019–March 2020

Monday–Friday 9am–4:30pm

Vintage Wealth Advisors

"The Riverfront"

700 Main St, Napa, CA

Bees – Mixed media work by Anne Garden

May–June 2020

The Tamalpais Marin

501 Via Casitas, Larkspur, CA