Annie May

105 S. Main Street, Bellevue


Artist Bio

Art has always been an important part of my life. My mother, an accomplished artist, was my first teacher and is still a major influence and mentor. I was educated in the San Fransisco Bay area. I attended Ohlone College, San Jose State University and The Academy of Art in San Fransisco. My studies included Art, Art History and Restoration. As an artist, I work in water color, pencil, pastels and printmaking. As a conservator, I restore paintings, sculpture, objects, and frames. I developed my curatorial skills while working for the California Museum of Art and a few galleries in Sonoma County. I moved to Idaho in 1979. I taught several art classes and eventually went to work in Ketchum, Idaho, for a prominent gallery. I worked there 14 years as a fine art framer specializing in preservation methods. I was frame shop manager and master framer. During this time, I dreamed of owning my own business and in 2004 I realized that dream. Art is my passion, whether it be creating, preserving or restoring. It is a wonderful feeling to wake up each morning and look forward to the day’s work.

I can’t imagine life without art.