Anna De Roo

Anna studied traditional oil painting and figurative drawing at the Aegean Centre for the Fine Arts on Paros and at Grand Central Atelier in New York.  

She specializes in colorful abstract expressionist drawings, working  mainly with pencil on gessoed paper, many layers on top of each other.  

She draws inspiration from jazz melodies and from the Mid Century Modern colors, illustrations and fabrics of her childhood. 

Anna thinks of drawing both as a meditative practice and as dancing with a pencil. Her intention is to give the viewer a pleasant aesthetic and emotional experience, and to remind people of happiness and freedom.