'If sand is my canvas, then seashells are my inspiration, gemstones and brushstrokes as an artist.'
Anna graduated with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1995 with honors in Jewelry and Light Metals. Residing in New York, she pursued a dynamic 20+ years career in the jewelry industry beginning with a five year tenure with Tiffany and Co., to owning her own label and subsequently consulting for other brands. It wasn't until the spring of 2020 did she find her true passion during Covid lockdown. With idle hands and lots of creative energy, Anna found solace at her local beach along with her ten years old daughter. A simple idea to create a sea turtle in sand with seashells as decorations sparked her curiosity and the plan to create twelve sand and seashell sculptures to fill a calendar. By fall with her mission completed and her vision well defined, Anna converted her garage into her studio. Unlike sand castles at the beach, Anna’s sand sculptures are permanent wall reliefs depicting mostly wildlife with seashells collected from her local beach. Her work calls attention to the delicate balance in nature and the life around us that goes unnoticed.