Anna was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She studied nursing and became a Registered Nurse specializing in surgery. As a child she had always wanted to be an artist and continued to draw and paint throughout this period of her life. In 1971 she moved to Arizona and started an active pursuit of an art career.
Having worked in Pencil, Ink, and Watercolor for several years, Anna found excitement in experimenting with color and the Batiking process. As She experimented, she found that the combining of this process with watercolor on rice paper gave her the different and unique quality she was striving for. By using this process the finished paintings have a stained glass appearance that is both luminescent and vibrant. The consistent use of color, and underlying design, moves the viewer to be part of a particular place or subject. Anna continues to experiment with various media and finds challenges in combining colors, compositions, and painting formats.
Anna Balentine presently maintains a studio in the Arizona desert and is a member of the Sonoran Arts League. She has exhibited in galleries through out the Southwest and has numerous paintings and prints hanging in both private and corporate collections. Her commissioned works are in demand and many of her images were also produced by Joan Cawley Publishing in posters. Saga Card includes her images in their line of cards and stationery. Anna is publishing her limited editions and her own line of cards and small prints shown here in this website. Presently Anna is Represented by Mas Y Mas Gallery in Tubac, AZ