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​​​​​​Annie Guthrie Gudis                                                                                    

​​​I have always been an artist. My earliest memories

are of dancing and making pictures; both to music. After

a 20 year career as a professional ballet dancer I worked

as a baker and pastry maker, apprenticing with the

renowned former White House pastry chef, Roland Messnier

and winning a gold medal trip to France to visit  three star


After earning a BFA in painting and starting MFA studies I 

enjoyed a career as a gallery painter focusing on Portraits

and figurative work. I then discovered the immediacy and

versatility of digital imaging as an art form and have worked

with a series of digital cameras, archival printers and

Macintosh computers that I came to love as much as point

shoes and oil paints. Next, my partner and I designed and

built costumes for Team USA Ice Dancers. 

It has been a great adventure to once again discover painting

and focus on the ethereal perspective of cloudscapes. For

the past 3 years I have had the great pleasure to show my

work in shows and festivals among  skilled and accomplished


What I have discovered about being an artist is that the creative spirit is is adaptable to almost any medium....dancing is baking or painting or designing and building costumes or creating flower arrangements. The artist  gathers information, sorts images, arranges them and expresses an idea in any available media. To work professionally, consistently and even ‘under the gun’ is the result of excellent training and discipline, which I have had the privilege to receive.