Anna Goodridge's art education began at Ball State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education with a specialty in the teaching of art. Anna's art interests have continued during and after 30 years in the classroom. Upon retiring from teaching, Anna has focused primarily on oil painting. She has studied with many art instructors in California and Albuquerque. Some of the Albuquerque instructors included Ted Hogsett, Dianne Schlies, Holly Roberts, Virginia Baich and Deborah Gravel.Most recently Anna's work has appeared in The Placitas Artists Series and in the Gathering of Artists Gallery.Artist's statement:"I think of myself as a facilitator. Creating art means being still, going inside, and allowing the creations to reveal themselves. I love the paint, the colors, the textures, the light and the mystery. My intention is for the art to inspire the viewer and to create a spiritual experience."