Welcome to the official website for ÀNI Art Academies, a non-profit organization that provides an intensive multi-year art skills education to aspiring artists around the world. Utilizing the highly successful training system developed by artist Anthony J. Waichulis, the ÀNI Art Academies’ Program is designed to promote creative freedom through deliberate practice and discipline.
A collaborative project conceived and founded by Tim Reynolds, ÀNI Art Academies empowers students to create, express, and communicate in new and exciting ways. In the beginning, their limits are constrained by lack of skills – in the end, they are only bound by their limitless imagination.
Works created by the artists of the ÀNI Art Academies continue to be celebrated by critics and collectors alike. Using a vocabulary of line, value, and color, our creatives aim to deliver compelling stories, interesting subjects, and immersive environments. And while the works do vary in many ways—each endeavor is identical in that it is a product of countless hours of dedication and training that is often met with wonder, delight, and curiosity.
From the subtle gradients of light that may communicate the form of a delicate face to the many furrows and ridges that might reveal the coarse texture of a rough stone, each subject is handled with a care that cannot hide the artist’s passion for, or dedication to, their craft.
Several new works from our artists will be on view this March for another fun showcase in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with one of our favorite places to exhibit, Lovetts Gallery. This upcoming show, titled Crystal Blue Persuasion, opens March 23rd, and like all of Lovetts’ exhibitions, it’s sure to be a celebration of diversity and virtuosity. Don’t miss it!