Anni's focus has been the children's market, illustrating for educational, periodical and trade publications for major publishers for nearly 30 years. Her BFA in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University provides a strong foundation; clients appreciate Anni's strong drawing skills and ability to portray people of all origins realistically and with a wide range of expression. She is represented by Merial Cornell at Cornell & Company.
Recent picture books illustrated by Anni are The Boy Who Opened Our Eyes by Elaine Sussman (Lightswitch Learning, 2017) and Dinosaurs Living in My Hair! by Jayne Rose-Vallee.
Anni is among 126 artists whose work was selected for North Light Books’ 2017 watercolor competition Splash 19: Illusion of Light. Two of her works, Sweet Dreams and Girl With White Hat, were chosen from over 1700 entries received and will appear in the annual volume to be released in June 2018.
Two of her watercolors are included in PSI's 20th Anniversary Exhibit Art of Facts / Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories at the Heinz History Center through March 28.
Editor, PSInside e-newsletter, 2009-present
Chairman, Rules & Jurying, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, 2003-present
Member: Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), Picture Book Artists Association (PBAA), American Watercolor Society (AWS), Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (PWS), Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania (AACP)