Anne Hanley

Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Illinois State University, majoring in Art and design. She began her career as an Art Director in multi-image and video production for Educational Training and National Sales Conventions. After a few years, Anne retired from art direction to stay home and raise her three daughters. She decided to return to painting and began to study at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Textile Art Center and the Evanston Art Center. Anne began to study privately with a few select oil painters from Chicago, but the art of Batik became her main focus and she took several classes in fiber arts exploring multiple methods of resist painting.

Anne was raised in a family of musicians where education in the classics and the discipline of practicing was the basis for improving her skills.

Her passion for community has led her to fundraisers and several public art projects.  Over a period of six years Anne worked on collaborative projects and donations for The Center for Independent Learning’s annual fundraiser for Cerebral Palsy.  Her first public art project in 2004, Kars For Kids, benefited the Children’s Assistance Foundation, (ECAF), in Elmhurst, Illinois, was followed by the completion of three different projects in 2006 for United Way of Naperville, Illinois. In 2011her project for HCS Family Services, was displayed at the Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oakbrook, Illinois.  Recently, Anne completed a project for the DuPage Children’s Museum’s 2013 Celebrity MASK Fundraiser, Naperville, Illinois.  


A permanent collection of thirteen of Anne’s original paintings can be seen at Edward Hospital’s Plainfield Cancer Center in Plainfield, Illinois, and at Edward Hospital’s Cancer Center in Naperville, Illinois.  Several of Anne's Prints were purchased by The College Of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and hang at College of DuPage Center for Health and Science.