Annie Seaton was born in Toronto, Canada, and lives in Sherman Oaks, California. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally. “I’m a painter who uses photography. My mixed media artworks push the boundaries of the photographic print by cutting into the photos and mounting them into my paintings. Surfers in the landscape have remained a signature element in all my artwork — I’m inexplicably drawn to them. My art exudes emotions of joy and bliss — both mine and my subjects, captured through photography and transcribed via paint. Through my art, I try to push and play with photography beyond its traditional limits. I train my lens on surfers and the landscape around them as subject and I try to convey deep meaningful moments of joy vis-a-vis painting expressively in my own dreamy creamy language of colour”.