A native of Naples, Florida, Annie Strack is a classically trained professional artist whose formal art school training included advanced studies of multiple artistic mediums. Although she is best known as a modern master of maritime painting, she is also an experienced expert in many other mediums, subjects, and styles. Her work is exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the country, and has been featured in over 20 solo shows. She exhibits in a multitude of national and international juried shows and she has won hundreds of prestigious awards and grants. She is a highly sought after art show juror and popular workshop instructor, and she teaches classes in her studios and in workshops around the world. She also teaches painting courses online at Artist's Network University. She’s been published in several magazines including The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, The Crafts Report, Wooden Boat International, Country Roads, Gallery Insider, House & Home, Louisiana Life, Gulf Coast Arts & Entertainment Review, Louisiana Homes & Gardens, and Covington Magazine, and she has been featured in dozens of newspaper and television interviews. Her art has been featured on the covers of Art Calendar Magazine, Harmon Homes Magazine, Inside Northside Magazine, and Northlake News Magazine. She’s the author of The Artists Guide to Business & Marketing, and since 2005 she’s been a feature writer and contributing editor for Professional Artist Magazine; the premier national business magazine for visual artists. She is the host of the popular television show Painting Seascapes in Watercolor, which is broadcast on over 160 television stations worldwide and is also available on DVD. Strack has earned the prestigious honor of Signature Membership in 8 national and international societies, including the International Society of Marine Painters. She is an Official Authorized Artist for the US Coast Guard, and an Artist Ambassador for Canson | Royal Talens fine artist materials. Her paintings, prints, & posters are in over 1,000 public, corporate, and private collections worldwide, including: US Coast Guard, US Navy, US Senate, US Pentagon, VA Retirement Home, Fredonia Museum, Zigler Museum, Lake Pontchartrain Maritime Museum, Jefferson Parish Courthouse, St. Tammany Parish Public Art Collection, San Benito County Public Art Collection, Merrill Lynch, Kildare Marine, Biloxi Sun-Herald, St Tammany Parish Hospital, Ochsner Foundation, New Orleans World Trade Center, Marsh USA, Transwestern Services, International Matex, and many more.