Annette Alessi is inspired by places she’s visited and passed, people she loves, time spent in nature, and observations of the light around her. She emphasizes the colors she sees “to allow the viewer to appreciate life all the more.

Annette Alessi is an award winning figurative/portraiture and landscape artist and began her career in 1987 as a fashion illustrator for Alfred Angelo Bridals after graduating with a degree. All throughout the 90’s, Annette worked in the fashion advertising industry as a graphic designer, art director, illustrator and portraiture artist. She has been using  pastels for about 20 years. She has been using oils since 2006 when introduced to the medium by a former teacher, Karl Kuerner, a well known artist who was mentored by Andrew Wyeth.  Her landscapes are self-taught only since the new millennium.

Annette loves to share this knowledge acquired over the many years by teaching art to adults and teens with “Paint Along” classes for adults held at Chester County Art Association in West Chester, PA, figure drawing workshops for adults at Darlington Arts Center in Garnet Valley, PA and holds private lessons at her studio in Garnet Valley, PA.