Anne Mimi Sammis
Sculptor, Painter, Artist, Television host
Renowned artist Anne Mimi Sammis began her career in landscape painting in the mediums of watercolor, oil and acrylics and has since expanded her vision to bronze sculptures. Although sculpture has become an important medium, Sammis almost daily continues to find expression in painting.
For Anne Mimi Sammis, the act of painting is an exciting process revealing the joy she finds in the world round her. "Art World" said, "her canvases maintain an austerity and mood of gentle realization of nature's tough, intense beauty." James Borynack, President of Wally Findlay Galleries of NYC said, "her work represents a culmination of sound scholarship, well- studied technique and a fluidity of mood and feeling."
Using the lost wax process, Ms. Sammis creates bronzes which are full of energy and movement. Each one reveals a celebration of life. The influence of Rodin and Degas can be seen in the solidity and delicacy of her work, yet her sense of balance and movement is unique.
Sammis'work is known and collected throughout the world. Her sculpture "He Has the Whole World in His Hands" was a commission from the Archbishop of Canterbury for Queen Elizabeth in honor of her Golden Jubilee in 2002 and is on permanent display at Lambeth Palace, London, England.
Sculpting is an important focus, but Sammis remains dedicated to painting and her role as host and artist of the national PBS series, "Mimi's Art Studio."