Anne Herring Neilson began her artistic career with a successful pottery business, Herring Designs, Inc. (1989 to 1997). After a brief interlude spent focused on her growing family, she rekindled her lifelong passion for art in 2003 when she began painting in oils. Neilson quickly became nationally known for her ethereal Angel Series paintings which are inspiring reflections of her faith and flair for color and light. In addition to her popular Angel paintings, Neilson’s repertoire includes dramatic landscapes featuring scenes from her travels.
In October 2012, Neilson self-published Angels In Our Midst, an inspirational coffee table book featuring Neilson’s signature, original artwork alongside stories of faith. In the fall of 2014, she published Strokes of Compassion, a companion book to Angels In Our Midst. Recently, in the fall of 2016, Neilson released Angels: The Collector’s Edition, her largest coffee table book to date, combining favorite content from Angels In Our Midst as well as 150 pages of new stories from celebrated musical artists like Steven Curtis Chapman and Amy Grant. Proceeds from the sales of Angels: The Collector’s Edition are dedicated to organizations fighting homelessness across the world.
As a result of her successful national shows and the growing popularity of her work, Neilson’s art has captured the interest of discerning art collectors. Her works hang in both public and private collections internationally, including those of several celebrities. Anne lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband and their four children.