Audrey Frank Anastasi cannot remember a time when she did not have a paintbrush or pencil in her hand. Most of her work focuses on the human face, figures, animals and nature. She prefers direct observation, and she works very rapidly.
In 1990, Ms. Anastasi abandoned the facility of working with her right hand, in order to begin painting afresh with her non-dominant left hand. Accepting the challenge of this new struggle enabled her to work intuitively, respect the spontaneity of the paint stroke, and to redirect her attention to the soul of the subject matter.