Hello, my name is Anne Schroeder. The Florida Keys has been my home for my entire life. As I was growing up, I spent a great deal of time boating, snorkeling and diving our beautiful reefs. I also enjoyed the Florida bay back country. Shells, feathers & driftwood were my treasures.
I started drawing and painting when I was 5. Years later I discovered the unique media of feathers. My collages and paintings are inspired by, and echo the amazing colors and patterns you can find on the reef: Literally, the sea and the sky reflecting one another’s beauty.
I do not dye the feathers and only rarely cut them to trim or to shape. I hand paint the wildlife images directly on the feathers. They are naturally shed and are responsibly (and legally) sourced from parrot rescue groups, rare bird breeders and private owners.
I have been featured on PBS Television’s “Art Loft” series: Episodes #249 and #349. These can be seen on their Youtube Channel.
You can see my largest works, to date, installed at the Christian Louboutin boutique in the Miami design district. There you will see my 3 feather collages that measure 8 feet tall by 4 feet wide that I custom designed for their grand opening.
I would be delighted to create a special piece for you.