Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators


Anni Matsick

Anni’s watercolor paintings focus on the portrait and figure, fed by decades of drawing from life. She has over 30 years of experience as an illustrator for children’s publications. (Fun fact: Anni was the illustrator for Highlights for Children’s magazine feature “Goofus and Gallant” for nine years, through 2004.) Skills developed in that field provide a foundation for venturing into “the zone” where intuition guides her.

According to the artist, “I work loosely with large brushes to keep the image fresh and understated. Layers of thin watercolor washes build a sense of atmosphere and mystery. The uneven edges hold a relationship with the paper, fading in and out, allowing the composition to grow and breathe. The content sometimes suggests a narrative, with enigmatic elements to intrigue and hold the viewer.”

Anni holds a BFA in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University. Two of her watercolor paintings are included in Splash 19: The Illusion of Light released by North Light Books. Her paintings have been juried into many shows and have won numerous awards. Most notable among recent ones are:

- Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Award & People's Choice Award, Baltimore Watercolor Society Juried International 2022
-Sponsor Award, Fallbrook Signature American International Watermedia Exhibition 2021, 2023
-WHS Fabriano Paper Award, Springfield Art Museum Watercolor USA 2021
-M. Graham Award, Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Exhibit 2020
-3rd Place, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto Biennial 2020
-Best of Show, Art Association of Harrisburg International Juried Exhibit 2020
-Juried Artist, Pennsylvania Art of the State 2018, 2020, 2023

Signature memberships: Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (PWS) Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (PWSA), Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS), Watercolor Honor Society (WHS)

More art can be seen on her website www.annimatsick.com


Boalsburg, Pennsylvania 16827

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  • Advertising
  • Children
  • Portrait
  • Book
  • Editorial
  • Humorous


  • Books
  • Children
  • Education
  • Ethnic
  • Line Art
  • Watercolor
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  • Pen and Ink