• Watercolors & More

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    Watercolors

    I paint from nature using Windsor-Newton, Daniel Smith and other top brand pigments and paper. Most of my work is in watercolor, however sometimes I work in oil and acrylic.

    Pet Portraits

    My love of animals has found a wonderful expression in personalized pet portraits. It’s a joy to get to know each animal through the collaborative process.

    Illustration

    I work in watercolors and ink for my illustration work. Favorite selections can be seen in my book, below.

    Custom Commissions

    Open for custom work. Please inquire below.

    Classes

    I teach at the CSULB OLLI program and the Alpert JCC, both online this year. See my Events calendar below for more details.

     

    I’m also available for group and individual instruction, tailored to your skill level and needs.

    Workshops

    I host a weekly FREE Zoom watercolor sketching workshop on Fridays from 4-5pm PST - registration is required.

     

    Please check my Instagram on Thursdays for details about this week’s topic and to register!

    Retreats

    I’m excited to announce the first of my artists’ retreats with Eat Paint Live!

    This on-location drawing and watercolor workshop will be held in Ojai California this September 25-27, 2021.

     

    Visit @eatpaintlive or www.eatpaintlive.com to learn more and to reserve your spot now!

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  • Calendar of Events

    Restarting live events in a safe way.

    I’m SUPER excited to announce the first of my artists’ retreats with Eat Paint Live!

    This on-location drawing and watercolor workshop will be held in Ojai California this September 25-27, 2021.

    I’m teaming up with UK designer and urban sketcher Charles Leon

    to host an intimate group of 9 artists — over the course of 3 days, we’ll sketch, paint and eat our way through Ojai, in stunning locations with beautiful light and vibes for inspiring creativity . Build skill quickly in this retreat, while communing with nature and other like-minded artists.

     

     Visit @eatpaintlive or www.eatpaintlive.com to learn more and to reserve a spot now.

     

     

     

     

     

    Recent Press:

    I am proud to share that I was recently interviewed in VoyageLA’s local profiles! Check out the full interview here:

     

    http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-anne-kupillas-anneqp-draws-long-beach/

     

    Please join me on Wednesdays for drawing with the Alpert JCC.

    Register weekly through Facebook or this link:

    Join me & other talented artists every other Thursday for portrait sketching via Zoom. Take turns drawing and being drawn. Open to all ages and free for all participants. Email me for the Zoom link & password.

     

     

     

     

    Watercolor Happy Hour Fridays

    From 4-5 PM PST.

    Join me on Zoom and paint with me! Each week, we paint a different subject. Painting is unguided and a casual fun atmosphere is certain to set you on the right start to a fantastic weekend! BYOB. Free and open to all ages (materials donations are appreciated!)

    Email me for the weekly link & subject or follow me on Instagram - I post the details each Thursday.

     

     

    My Beginners Workshops sold out in 36 hours! I’ll be scheduling more.

    2 hours, lots of basics!

    DM me for more info.

    My Fall Beginner’s Pet Portrait Workshops were a HUGE Success!!

    -already planning more-

    Held on Zoom, you’ll learn step by step how to turn your favorite photo of your pet into a beautiful realistic watercolor likeness, ready for gifting or framing.

    Cost: $30 /$45 materials included

    Open to 8 persons

    Enroll now via email to ensure your spot in the next set of classes. Dates to be released soon

     

    A lot of folks have been asking me for lessons, and I’m now set up on Zoom and FaceTime so I can offer live video instruction ! Affordable instruction for beginners and intermediate learners. First 20 minutes is free! Please message me for more info or to schedule. Gift Cards available - lessons make a wonderful present!

    Commissions are open now and lead time is 7-10 days. Please email or message me for more information!

    Family & Individual Portraits, starting at $125. Lead time is 7-10 days. Spots are open for Valentine’s and Mother’s Day.

     

     

     

     

    Give the gift of place. A memory of an old home or housewarming gift for the new owners. These make a unique, personal closing gift for real estate agents. Lead time 5-7 days.

     

     

     

     

    Also, super excited to announce that I am teaching Watercolors again for the OLLI Spring session of CSULB!

     

    OLLI classes are affordable and open to anyone age 50+!

     

    Update : Class is Full. Please get on the OLLI mailing list for advance notice of Summer classes.

     

    Check out the OLLI website for more information and to register :

     

    https://web.csulb.edu/colleges/chhs/centers/olli/

     

     

     

     

  • About the Artist

    Anne Kupillas is a Long Beach, California-based artist, working primarily in watercolor.

     

    Born in 1968 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Anne's love of art began as a child growing up on Long Island, New York, in a family of artists and musicians who encouraged her creativity.

     

    Her artwork is informed by freedom and movement, love of color, nature and the human form.

     

    Anne's works have been showcased in two solo exhibitions in Florida and NYC. She is currently developing a joint exhibition in Long Beach, “Birds of a Feather,” at the Alpert JCC’s Gatov Gallery, and a solo exhibition of abstract landscapes at Studio115 in Downtown Long Beach.

     

    Anne is a graduate of State University of NY's SUNY Albany with a Bachelor of Arts, and has studied fine art and art history in New York, Washington DC, Northampton, England and California. Anne enjoys traveling and plein air painting, as well as studio work. She is a member of the Arts Council of Long Beach, and you can find her at many events in and around town. Anne's belief in "affordable art" is evident in her prints and her custom work, which are favorites with locals, visitors and collectors alike.

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