Anne Hanley is a professional Batik artist and painter from Wheaton, Illinois. Working from her Chicago based studio, Anne has mastered the art of Batik in her own way. Her colorful blend of watercolors and hot wax on a ricepaper surface is a unique alteration of the centuries old art form. Anne has been displaying and selling her work for several years in juried art fairs and exhibitions throughout the country.
Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Illinois State University, majoring in Art and design. She began her career as an Art Director in multi-image and video production for Educational Training and National Sales Conventions. After a few years, Anne retired from art direction to stay home and raise her three daughters. She decided to return to painting and began to study at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Textile Art Center and the Evanston Art Center. Anne began to study privately with a few select oil painters from Chicago, but the art of Batik became her main focus and she took several classes in fiber arts exploring multiple methods of resist painting.
Anne was raised in a family of musicians where education in the classics and the discipline of practicing was the basis for improving her skills.
Her passion for community has led her to fundraisers and several public art projects over the years. Anne worked on collaborative projects and donations for The Center for Independent Learning’s annual fundraiser for Cerebral Palsy. Her first public art project in 2004, Kars For Kids, benefited the Children’s Assistance Foundation, (ECAF), in Elmhurst, Illinois, this was followed by the completion of three different projects in 2006 for United Way of Naperville, Illinois. In 2011 her project for HCS Family Services, was displayed at the Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oakbrook, Illinois. Completed a project for the DuPage Children’s Museum’s 2013 Celebrity MASK Fundraiser, Naperville, Illinois. Recently completed a project for The Chicago Lighthouse Center for the Blind, 2018 Mag Mile Project.
A permanent collection of thirteen of Anne’s original paintings can be seen at Edward Hospital’s Plainfield Cancer Center in Plainfield, Illinois, and at Edward Hospital’s Cancer Center in Naperville, Illinois. Several of Anne's Prints were purchased by The College Of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and hang at College of DuPage Center for Health and Science.
Juried and Selected Awards
2018 Award of 2nd Place for Painting Art Fest Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois
2017 Expo New York ADC/Blink Gallery Convention Center, New York, New York
2016 Awarded the 2016 NICHE Finalist, NICHE Magazine, Rosen Group.
2016 Award of Excellence Arlington Heights Promenade, Arlington Heights, Amdur Productions.
2015 Accepted Into The 2015 National Watercolor Competition Show, Springfield, Missouri.
2015 Award of Excellence Botanical Gardens, Glencoe, Illinois, Amdur Productions.
2015 Award of Excellence 3rd Ward Art Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2015 Award of Third Place in Painting Category, Evanston Art and Fork Festival, Evanston, Illinois.
2014 NICHE Award Finalist NICHE Magazine, Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2014 Award of First Place, Lubeznik Lakefront Art Festival, Michigan City, Indiana.
2014 First Place Award Of Excellence in Painting, Geneva Art Fair, Geneva, Illinois.
2014 Award of Excellence in Painting , Gold Coast Art Festival, Chicago, Illinois.
2013 Award of Excellence Promenade of Art, Arlington Heights, Illinois.
2013 NICHE Award Finalist NICHE Magazine, Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2012 Best Area Artist, Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Naperville Art League, Naperville, Illinois.
2012 NICHE Award Winner, NICHE Magazine, Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2012 Award of Excellence, Naperville Woman’s Club 53rd Annual Art Fair, Naper Settlement, Naperville, Illinois
2012 Award of Merit, Botanical Garden’s Art Fair, Amdur Productions, Chicago, Illinois.
2012 Award of Merit, Barrington Art Fair, Amdur Productions, Barrington, Illinois
2012 Award of Merit, Deerfield Art Fair, D & W Events, Deerfield, Illinois
2011 Honorable Mention, Hinsdale Fine Art Fair, Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce, Hinsdale, Illinois.
2011 Award of Outstanding Achievement, Promenade of Art, Amdur Productions, Arlington Heights, Illinois
2011 Award of Outstanding Achievement, Barrington Art Fair, Amdur Productions, Barrington ,Illinois.
2010 Best Area Artist, Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Naperville Art league, Naperville, Illinois.
2014 One Of A Kind Show, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois
2013 One of a Kind Show, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
2012 Buyers Market of American Craft, Phildelphia Convention Center,
2012 One of a Kind Show, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
2009 One of a Kind Show, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
2009 Acre Las Vegas Wholesale Crafts, Las Vegas, NV
2008 "It's Only Paper" Show, Norris Gallery, St. Charles, IL
2007 "Faces and Phases", A Two-Woman Show, EAG Gallery, Elmhurst, IL
2006 Group Art Show, AnamArt Gallery, Naperville, IL
2004 CompArt Show, Chesterton Art League, Chesterton, IN
2003 A One-Woman Show, Southminster Presbyterian Church, Glen Ellyn, IL
2003 Best of the Best Show, Triton College, River Grove, IL
2002 A One-Woman Show, DuPage Church of Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn, IL
2002 Group Show Holy Covenant Church, Chicago, IL
2001 A One-Woman Show, Chesterton Art League, Chesterton, IN
2001 Danada Sculture & Gardens Association Show at Cantigny, Winfield, IL
2001 Chicago Art Open, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2000 A One-Woman Show, DuPage DuPage Art League, Wheaton, IL
2000 Danada Sculture & Gardens Association Show at Cantigny, Winfield, IL
1999 Annual Student Art Exhibition, Gahlberg Art Gallery,
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
1999 Three-Women Show, DuPage Art League, Wheaton, IL
1998 "Art Kaleidoscope" Show, National Chiropractic College, Lombard, IL
1998 Comp 98 Show, Chesterton Art League, Chesterton, IN
1996 "National Irving Shapiro Watercolor Competition," Palette and Chisel,
2013 College of DuPage Health and Science Department, Glen Ellyn, IL
2012 College of DuPage Health and Science Department, Glen Ellyn, IL
2012 Village of Barrington, Barrington, IL
2011 Edward Hospital, Plainfield, IL
2010 Edward Hospital, Plainfield Cancer Center, Plainfield, IL
2009 Edward Hospital, Plainfield Cancer Center, Plainfield, IL
Featured in Galleries
Naperville Art League, www.napervilleartleague.com
CAI Designs, The Merchandise Mart 16th fl, Chicago,IL www.caidesigns.net
Wholesale Crafts, Moresville NC, www.wholesalecrafts.com
Abundant Living Gallery, LLC, 263 Broadway, South Haven, MI 49090
Art Gumbo, 3713 Pabble Beach Lane, Port St. Lucia, FL 34952
Ayzha Fine Arts, 275 Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208
By Hand Fine Craft Gallery, 142 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Eclectic Envy, 2070 Mill St, Danville, PA, 17821
Floral Fantasia, 4993 Niagra Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
Frame Decor & Gallery, 112 Route 9 Marlboro Plaza, English Town, NJ 07726
Kii Gallery, 3750 Wailea Ala Nui, Wailea, HA 96753
Lakeshore Framing and Artworks, 263 Broadway, South Haven, MI 49090
Medart Galleries, 10366 Southern MD Blvd, Dunkirk, MD 20754
Native Colors, 291 Front St, Key West, FL 33040
Radiance Herb and Massage, Olympia, Washington 98501
The Escape, 713 S Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626
In the News
2018 Daily Herald, www.dailyherald.com
2012 Courier News Sun Times, couriernews.suntimes.com
2012 Daily Herald, www.dailyherald.com
2012 Trib Local, www.triblocal.com
2012 Niche Magazine Spring 2012, www.nichemagazine.com