Anne NeilsonAnne Herring Neilson began her artistic career with a successful pottery business, Herring Designs, Inc. 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 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.
Because of the high demand of her original oils and the popularity of her books, Anne continues to develop luxury home products that complement her Angel Series. The growing line currently features note cards, journals, prints, scripture cards, and luxury candles.
Neilson paints with both passion and purpose. Her passion is to paint. Her purpose is to give back to others less fortunate in her community and beyond by contributing to local, national and international organizations with proceeds from her art shows, books and products.
In 2013, Anne opened the doors of the Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery, now located in Charlotte's Shops at Morrison in the Southpark neighborhood. The Gallery represents more than 40 national and international artists. Anne lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband and their four children.