Annie Rocha


I live in the present moment when I am painting.
It makes me feel drawn into my inner being.
I paint curves and organic shapes; they represent the river water,
waves, oceans and sea creatures.
I use acrylic on canvas and recycled pallets and/or wood boards.
I love to use bright colors that vibrate, especially yellows.
I let the enthusiasm and joy I feel for life to flow in my art.
Using acrylics is exciting because of the fact that it dries fast,
that way I have to let my emotions flow without thinking too much.

…Bright colors flowing from my heart to yours…
Flowing colors...
Flowing emotions...
Flowing thoughts...
Flowing love...


Annie was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with an independent spirit, a creative mind and an inherent joy for life. Annie has had a passion for art and color since she was a young child, painting, drawing and taking photos since she can remember. She was educated in Brazil in Art Education at the Bennett University. She moved to Maryland as a young adult in 1988. She studied and holds a degree in Advertising Design from Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. She is a painter, graphic designer and photographer and has been employed as such. Annie has continued her art education, taking painting classes at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park, MD, the Art League in Alexandria, VA and at the Delaplaine Visual Arts in Frederick, MD. She has exhibited her work in various locations throughout the Washington, DC area and enjoys holding her own art workshops for those who want to discover their own inner artist.


  • Art Teacher
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Printing
  • Prepress
  • Magazines