Welcome, friends!

My name is Annie — I’m an artist and photographer with a passion for celebrating the beauty in God’s world and His people. I believe that art and creativity are gifts from the Creator that we use to share His love and light with others.

I specialize in heirloom commissioned portraits and custom art for the home because I believe everyone should have a home curated with beautiful, inspirational art of the people and places they love the best.

I live in Sellersburg, Indiana outside Louisville, KY with my husband, Andrew, and our five boys. We are originally from Ellicott City, Maryland but have been blissfully living in southern Indiana since 2015

My art journey has been lifelong; I have always been captivated by the power of arts and have intensely studied art, design, singing, photography, and acting throughout my life. In high school, I received scholarships to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art’s summer programs and my love of painting portraits and landscapes flourished.

Color acrylic portrait by Annie Marland Dash, 1997

I painted this self-portrait in acrylics when I was 17 from a high senior photograph that was taken by my mentor and dear friend, Rosemary Carroll of Studio Eight Photography, and my eyes were opened to the importance of high quality photography for art reference images.

In college, in addition to fine arts, I studied black and white film photography, graphic design, and print media, and earned a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. I fell in love with photography and began offering freelance portrait and wedding photography services in 1999, then went on to open my own photography business in 2013.

I am so excited to return to my roots of portrait and landscape painting to create art that inspires and celebrates hope, peace, and joy. Thank you for visiting today, and please come again soon!

Also, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at annie@anniedashstudios.com if you’d like to connect.

Sending love and light to all of you — have a wonderful day!