Anne's paintings are created using a nontraditional method of "Batik," an ancient form of expression in resist painting. The word batik means "wax painting" in Malayan.
Anne layers hot wax and watercolor paint on a ricepaper surface. She begins a painting with a composition in her mind and render linear forms using a traditional tjaunting tool and hot wax. Then she adds washes of watercolor paint to blend the forms. The method is repeated, adding layers of hot wax and washes of watercolor paint until the painting is complete. In the final steps of the batik process, there is an element of surprise as the image begins to reveal itself with the removal of the wax.
"I believe I have created a unique style through the use of a traditional medium for contemporary and stylized images. Although batik can be unforgiving, I enjoy the challenge of making it come to life in my work. As a mixed media artist, I enjoy the freedom of experimenting with different tools and mediums. I am inspired by nature and often paint a variety of subjects, exaggerating forms in expressive bold shapes of color and texture. I believe the basis for a strong foundation in painting is the ability to draw the figure. This fundamental training of looking at such a complex form enables the artist to see more of all things in nature."