Anne Gunthner

Anne Gunthner | Tutor at Tuscany in the Frame Italian Workshops

Anne Gunthner graduated from the Univ. of North Texas with a major in Clothing and Textiles and a minor in Art. While serving as a retail advertising art director in New York City, she continued to pursue her fine arts passion through additional class studies at The Art Students League, The School of Visual Arts, and FIT.

Upon retiring from advertising to raise a family, she began painting and teaching art classes privately. It was during this time that she discovered immense gratification in passing on what she had learned to others. For the past 15 years, Anne has been teaching classes and workshops to children, teens, and adults. She works in a variety of mediums including pastel, watercolor, and oils. Regardless of the medium used, Anne aims to capture the soul and essence of her subject while keeping the compositions fresh and alive to the very last stroke.

Anne has exhibited her art at galleries in Connecticut, New York, and Long Island. She is currently an associate member of Oil Painters of America, The Pastel Society of America, and The American Watercolor Society. Anne teaches at The Village Artist in Huntington, NY as well as being an art instructor for a variety of library and school district Continuing Ed programs on a regular basis.

Tuscany is located in central Italy and stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Its landscape, artistic heritage and stand-out cities – first among them Florence – make Tuscany an unquestioned protagonist of international tourism. In this region, nature has many different facets, starting from the coast that alternates long and sandy beaches, like the Versilia beach, with rocky cliffs and steep headlands. The islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, a crystal-clear sea and rich seabeds, are peerless.

You can admire sceneries of uncontaminated nature in the Apuan Alps and in several protected areas, such as the Orbetello Lagoon, home to many species of migrant birds, including pink egrets.
However, the most typical sceneries of the region are those that merge the beauty of nature with the millenary work of man. The amazing Gulf of Baratti and the sites of Vetulonia, Vulci and Pitigliano guard necropoli and vestiges of the Etruscan civilization, while Roselle and Cosa evoke memories from the Roman Age.

Medieval villages, historical towns, castles and defense systems, country churches (the so-called pievi) and beautiful abbeys, like the one of Sant’Antimo, are scattered all over the territory and their profiles stand out in the landscapes of the Crete Senesi, Orcia Valley, Garfagnana, Chianti and the Maremma.
Finally, Tuscany is full of spas: Montecatini, Saturnia, Montepulciano, Monsummano and Bagno Vignoni, which offer relaxing holidays thanks to their thermal waters and well-equipped facilities for all types of treatments.