in training” since childhood Annie Smith Piffel spent her Saturday mornings
drawing along with Jon Gnagy’s art show. She considers “plein air
painting to be a slice of heaven.” Annie's work in pastels, oils, acrylics
and watercolors range from realistically detailed still lifes to vibrant
abstracts. While her style is varied she believes that each piece speaks
its own language. Annie's work is on permanent display at the Clayton,
MO City Hall and included in corporate as well as private collections across
is a mentor to many of the students that have received private art instruction
from her or attended her classes at St. Louis Community College.
She encourages her students to create, imagine, explore and play.
She hopes to ignite their passion and feed their spirit through their own
art making process.
to Gateway Gallery Online
Louis Skyline, pencil sketch
of Lafayette Park
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