Anke Dodson is a native of Germany and a naturalized citizen of the United States. She is a resident of Tulsa, OK.
Her work includes cityscapes, landscapes and marine subjects.
She enjoys working in the style of contemporary or painterly realism on a variety of surfaces such as watercolor canvas, aquabord, claybord, yupo, ricepaper and, of course, traditional watercolor papers.
She has studied painting in watercolor and pastels with nationally known artists and instructors such as Steven Quiller, Alan Flattman, Naomi Brotherton, Judy Betts, Christopher Schink and others and in recent years has added the art of printmaking, more specifically monotypes. Taking a workshop taught by renowned printmaker Julia Ayers made her want to learn more about this unique medium and its possibilities.
In June of 2011 she was invited by the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, OK to teach an introductory monotype workshop in conjunction with their “Rauschenberg at Gemini” exhibition. A solo exhibition at the Gallery of the Performing Arts Center in Tulsa in October 2011 included a large number of monotypes, portraying the change of seasons on the prairie.
The Community National Bank of Kansas commissioned her to paint historical works for seven of their branch offices. The large portraits of these communities are now on exhibit in their respective cities.
Her work was juried into the 2017 and 2018 National Watercolor USA shows.
Her paintings have been added to a number of corporate and private collections in the U.S., Germany and France, including several commissioned pieces.
She is represented by the Royce Myers Gallery in Tulsa, OK, the Eva Reynolds Gallery of Fine Arts in Leawood, KS (Kansas City) and her work can also be found in the virtual galleries of the Oklahoma Artists Coalition, the Tulsa Artists Guild (TAG) and Bauhausprairieartgallery.com.