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Announcement    Thanks for visiting my shop! Here you will find whimsy, intrigue and perhaps a reflection of your own inner world.


Last updated on Sep 22, 2015

Thanks for visiting my shop! Here you will find whimsy, intrigue and perhaps a reflection of your own inner world.


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Anna Magruder

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Anna Magruder


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About annamagruder

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Creating connections through art

I am very much inspired by anything vintage or old. It is the uniqueness of a particular item and the visual appeal of a by-gone era that I find intriguing. Every thrift store find or antique treasure holds a story that is calling to be explored. Similarly, the faces appearing in old found photos from the past have stories yet to explore and this is my attempt when I create a scene or mood inspired by an old photo. I also collect old yearbooks as they are filled with amazing faces and are a "time capsule" of the hair and clothing styles of the time.

I will start a painting by first finding a photo that inspires me. I especially like black and white photos that I can re-interpret with my own colors. I will often start with a sketch on tracing paper, refining it until I have an image I am pleased with. An underpainting of red or burnt sienna is my next step, and when this is dry I sketch the image onto the canvas and start filling in colors and shading. I allow the painting to morph as needed. I might add a background that reflects the state of mind of the person(s) in the painting, or sometimes an animal is added to create interest. I am often pleasantly surprised by the story that reveals itself when I am finished.

When someone appreciates or connects in some way to my art, it creates a bridge between us and I feel a kinship and connection to that person. I can't imagine a better way to satisfy my need to share a unity with others than through my art.

Shop members

  • Anna Magruder

    Owner, Artist

    I am an oil painter and recent transplant to Taos NM, from Portland OR. My favorite subjects are people and animals and whatever lies between. Many of my images are inspired by found photos, history, mythology and the magic that surrounds us.

Production partners

  • Chromatics Imaging

    Nashville, TN

    Chromatics is my exclusive go-to printer for creating my fine art high-quality archival prints.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Hello, my name is Anna and I cannot stop painting faces. I love old photos and find inspiration in the faces and figures in the black and white snapshots. My intention is to bring stories alive on canvas through color and composition. I paint what I love and hope you find inspiration in my art, and if you are open to it, you may just find yourself in one of my faces.

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Returns and exchanges
If you are unhappy with an item, I will gladly organize a refund or exchange provided the print is unmarred and returned in the same condition in which it was received. I want you to feel good about your purchase and your satisfaction is important to me.
At this time I accept payments via PayPal or credit card via direct checkout.
Prints are printed on demand, meaning the printer needs a few days to produce and perfect your print. Orders will be shipped usually within 3-6 business days of payment. Each package will be mailed priority mail (2-3 day shipping time) through the US Postal Service to US addresses.

Canada and Australia addresses will be shipped first class.
Additional policies and FAQs
All Giclee prints are printed on an Epson 11880 with K3 ultrachrome inks on Epson Somerset Velvet paper. Everything is acid-free and archival.

All prints are signed by the artist, enclosed in an acid-free plastic sheet and sandwiched between cardboard.

Q: Can I request a different size not offered here?
A: YES. Feel free to contact me via Etsy or annamagruder [!at] I can print custom sizes.

Q: Do you sell originals of your paintings?
A: YES. You can find out what is available as well as see my full portfolio of work at - Look under "View Art".

Thank you! I look forward to doing business with you! -Anna

All images and shop content © 2012 Anna Magruder