Introducing the newest addition to Well + Wonder, Anne Fletcher! We are so excited to introduce you all to Anne and her fabulous paintings inspired by her travels. Originally from Tennessee, Anne spent some time in New York City where she owned and operated a photography business for 6 years. Eventually Anne made her way back to her home state and now splits her time between traveling in her campervan and working in her East Nashville studio. Could she be any cooler?! ⁠Anne's debut collection inspired by the months she spent traveling are scheduled to release later today but for now get to know this fascinating artist by reading our latest Q&A Pardon Me, Anne Fletcher!

What is currently on your nightstand?

Drinking from the River of Light by Mark Nepo and an Intro to Spanish book

Who is your biggest influence as an artist and why?

Currently, John Singer Sargent and E. Martin Hennings; Hennings’ treatment and colors influence my western-themed work. Singer Sargent is an incredible portrait artist, but I gravitate to his other subject matter more.

If you could only have one supply in your art studio, what would it be and why?

India ink. When I am stuck with a painting, I always go back to ink sketches to work through a challenge. It is also very versatile – used as a sumi wash or bold lines

What is your favorite room in your house? Describe it.

My office; it used to be my in-home studio so has a lot of creative energy and is east-facing, so gets brilliant natural light most of the day. It is also painted a calming shade of sage green.

What is your biggest score online?

Finding Woodland Van Co here in East Nashville to build out my camper van

What is the benefit of buying art through a collective? What do you recommend for those that are new to buying original art?

A collective offers great exposure to many diverse and vetted artists at once, typically in a beautifully curated way. This allows the collector to easily find new art/artists that fit their style and interests. Begin by looking at A LOT of art. There is so much out there and even more ways to procure art. Spending time in galleries, museums, or online platforms will help you understand what you gravitate towards (style, subject, size), and can arm you in your decision making when you’re ready to purchase.

If you have the entire day to spend in an art museum, which one and why?

Musee D’Orsey to look at my favorite impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte

What is your favorite hotel and what makes it special?

Peabody Hotel in Memphis. It is happily linked to many of my childhood memories.

If you were a lipstick color would you be red, pink, or clear and why?

Does clear chapstick count? It is essential in the high desert’s dry heat!

How did you get into the world of art?

I was a studio artist in college and then had a photography company shortly after in NYC, so art has always been a consistent thread throughout my journey. It wasn’t until recently, though, that I came back to art full time.

What do you do to relax?

Walk, hike, or yoga

When do you get the biggest surge of inspiration?

On my walks or hikes, particularly when I’m in nature

Prediction for the Color of 2024?

Sage; selfishly because I love sage

What is your idea of a date night? Dinner and a movie or dancing all night?


Tell us about your favorite painting that you have created.

Sanctuary in 2021. This commission kickstarted so much for me and is also still the largest painting I’ve done to date (6 ft by 8 ft).

One piece of advice for buying original art?

There are a million different reasons to buy art, from extremely personal to strictly financial. Understanding your motivations in wanting to buy and collect art will help guide you in your purchasing. And it is 100% okay to buy a piece of art because it inexplicably speaks to you.