Anne Marie Bratton
Anne Marie Bratton is a photo-real artist, who works in oil, graphite, and watercolors. She was raised in New York City, where she lived for 30 years. Currently, she is a resident of Fort Worth, Texas, and of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. After graduating from Rollins College, she worked as the Director of Advertising and Public Relations for the Ralph Lauren Corporation in New York City.
Anne Marie’s art career began with her art studies at Rollins College, and continued with renown art teacher Helen Silvestry focusing on photo-real drawing in Fort Worth. She continues mastering her skills with Laert Aleksi at Sabka Studio, as well as having studied at the Texas Academy of Figurative Arts. Anne Marie has done many commissions for the Kimbell Art Museum, The Amon Carter Museum, The Van Cliburn Competition (where she was featured as the sole artist in Bass Hall), the Fort Worth Zoo, the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, Artists Against Aids, the Fort Worth Country Day School, The Fort Worth Garden Club where her oil painting “White French Tulips” was commissioned for that year’s invitations, notecards and programs. Anne Marie has also completed many commissions for private homes and patrons.
In Fort Worth, Anne Marie is a member of Executive Board of the Modern Art Museum (where she has co-chaired the Modern Art Museum Auction) as well as of the Kimbell Museum’s Collectors circle and the Van Cliburn Competition. She also serves on the Living Legends Committee to benefit the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
In Nantucket, Anne Marie is a Board Member of the Nantucket Historical Association, The White Heron Theater, The Comedy Festival, and she serves on the committee for the Boston Pops concert event benefitting the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Anne Marie is an artist, patron, gala chairman and board member of the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) and her art has been shown and sold at Nantucket’s prestigious AAN Summer Gala in both the live and the silent auctions. While on island, Anne Marie has enjoyed taking classes from popular Nantucket artists such as Elizabeth Congdon, Katie Trinkle Legge, Kevin Dadoly, Jan Munro, Anne Baxter Sutherland, John Carruthers, Mary Emery Lacousiere, Lisa Sawlit, Erka Christensen Scully, Barbara Capizzo and many more. In Nantucket, her work is exhibited at the Cecilia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery as well as at The Susan Lister Locke Gallery.
ARTIST / DESIGNER EXPERIENCE
2018 Chaired & Co-Designed Van Cliburn Ball
2015-Present Create & Donate Art annually to the Kimbell Museum's Red Party Silent Auction.
2013 - present Artists Association of Nantucket - Artist Member and Gala Chair Sold many pieces of art through their gallery and their Gala live and silent auctions.
2003 - present Founder of The Leaves Collection is notecard business with self-designed extensive photo-real pencil sketch drawings.
2013 Van Cliburn Gala Featured Artist Solo Exhibition. Commissioned to do 11 graphite drawings for auction, prints and note cards sold in Bass Hall.
2010 Fort Worth Zoo commission 12 Asian Elephant drawings as a gift for 25k donors and up.
2003-2008 Artists' Christmas Created & donated framed Graphite to Artists Christmas Competition & Auction.
2003 & 2004 Fort Worth Zoo Ball Silent Auction Created & donated framed Graphite Art for silent auction.
2003 Amon Carter Museum Art Auction Benefitting FWCDS Created & Donated Framed Graphite Art-Kentia Palm.
2001 Fort Worth Ballet Commissioned for a drawing of Renfield for the Dracula Ball program.
1993-1997 Chaired & Designed Fort Worth Ballet Balls.
1991-1993 Co-Chaired & designed two Museum of Natural History Balls on New York City.
1996-2002 Designed tables capes for Design Inspiration.
1983-89 Ralph Lauren Director of Advertising & PR. New York, NY.
EDUCATION & CAREER
2015 -2016 Texas Academy of Figurative Arts Full time student
2010 - Present Atelier Study Studied classical realism with principal master Laert Aleksi Xhaferi
2007-Present Nantucket Historical Summer Art Classes
2007-Present Artists Association of Nantucket Summer classes with renown Nantucket Artists.
2000 Private Study Studied photo real drawing techniques with renown art teacher Helen Silvestri
2002 Fort Worth Country Day School Life Drawing Charcoal Classes
1976-1980 Rollins College
COMMUNITY ART LEADERSHIP
2018-Present Nantucket Garden Club Member
2003- 2006 Fort Worth Arts Council Board Member
2004-Present Fort Worth Garden Club Member
2000 -present Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art Executive Board Member (1 of 12), Member Capital Campaign Steering Committee, and Co-Chair for Art Auction Fund Raiser
1993 -2003 Fort Worth Dallas Ballet Honored at Winter Romance Ball for all past Ballet work.
2001 Fort Worth Dallas Ballet Donated graphite art of Renfield for Dracula Ball program.
2000-Present Kimbell Museum Collectors Circle. Worldwide travels to see Museums and personal art collections.
1998 Fort Worth Dallas Ballet Chaired Emerald Ballet Ball (1st Ball in Bass Hall) & Implememented all decorations. 750 people.
1994 Fort Worth Dallas Ballet Chaired Cinderella Ballet ball & Implemented all decorations.
1993 Fort Worth Dallas Ballet Chaired Winter Garden Ballet Ball & Implemented all decorations.