Anna Raff has painted her entire life. She grew up in Virginia after her parents emigrated from England when she was six years old. The landscapes, rivers, valleys and mountains of Virginia inspired her earliest works. She studied French Impressionism at The Corcoran Gallery of Art and later in London, Paris, New York, Quebec, and throughout the United States. Presently, her subjects are a series on the Rivers of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay. She lives on the Rappahannock River, enjoying its wildlife, seasons and skies. “It is very nice to come back to Virginia, It is home; its beauty is inspiring and it’s peacefulness is restful. I’m hoping to concentrate my efforts on Virginia’s landscapes in order to create a pictorial history of the way it looks today…for posterity and to make a significant difference in the protection of its environment.