Annetta spent her youth on a farm in Northeastern Oklahoma . Her love of art formed at an early age as she drew paper dolls and their clothes for her three little sisters to play with. This interest continued throughout high school. There was a detour of twenty five years while she received a degree in secondary education, worked and raised a family. In her mid-forties she picked up the brush again. After experimenting with acrylic, watercolor, and pastel she ended up picking oil as her medium of choice.
The flexibility and rich juicy texture of oil fits the style of her art best. She is known for painting mostly domestic animals capturing a bit of their soul in each work. Her pieces are full of brilliant rich vibrant color and her love of animals is obvious. Being mostly self taught with local classes, workshops, videos and books being the main sources of education. she has taken workshops with many well know artists' including Dorthy Dent, Dana Jester, Susan Edgemon, Josie Fitzgerald, Desmond O'Hagan, Kim Casebeer, Nancy Medina, Dreama Perry, and Charles Peer. She is a member of Artists of Northwest Arkansas, Plein Air Painters of the Ozarks and the Ozark Pastel Society. Her work hangs in private collections in most of the 50 states. She now Lives and works full time as an artist in Siloam Springs Arkansas surrounded by the beauty of the Ozark Mountains.