Arizona artist, Anni M Lines began painting at the age of nine with her father, a well known artist in Ontario, Canada. Art has been a part of her life since then. Much of her work is inspired by the calmness and serenity that come from communing with nature and from a desire to capture the colors and shapes of the outdoors to create abstracts. She works with acrylics, oils, watercolor, inks and pastels. Many of her works are mixed media. Although her formal education was in Food, Science and Nutrition, with 25 years spent as a clinical dietitian and nutritionist, she has studied art at Fleming College in Ontario, Canada, and at Arizona State University. She has also taken classes from various instructors including Paavo Airola and Pet Dews. Her work has also been inspired by the work of Dolores Schilling Ziegler.
Fiber arts is also a fascination of hers and she incorporates fiber into her mixed media works. She also loves photography and dabbles in that as well.