Photos courtesy of Marcia
Holas and Allison Willhoite
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Annie is a native of Glendive,
Montana, born and raised in this small ranching and farming community. Her
paternal and maternal
grandparents both homesteaded in eastern Montana.
A self taught artist, she has
worked as a professional artist for the past 30 years, working mainly in oil and
watercolor on a variety of mediums. Using a realistic style, Annie prefers to
paint peoples' pets, wildlife and horses, and for the last few years has
specialized in pet portraits.
Annie and Gary, her husband of 30+
years, have lived north of Glendive for 19 years on a small ranch. They currently
have 6 dogs, 6 cats, 50 chickens, 2 goats and 4 cows,. They also have a herd
of horses, including several saddle horses, a burro, and 2- 2300# Belgian
draft horses which Annie uses for driving.