Annette Raff


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Mentoring Aspiring & Emerging Artists
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MEDIUMS: Watercolor | Graphite | Mixed Media | Drawing
SPECIALTY: ✔ Generalist

I love the feeling of exhilaration when trying something new and the journey each artwork takes as I respond intuitively to the often spontaneous, happenings on the surface.

And while I have always been captivated by the creative process, intellectual challenge, and spontaneity of watercolour, my interest in an array of mediums, application processes and surfaces is growing. My recent work continues to evolve and most recently reflects a fusion of both recognisable and abstract imagery. I enjoy a variety of mixed media including collage, monotype, drawing and painting, sometimes within the same painting.

In Annette’s emerging artist group, Discovering and Developing Your Own Artistic Style for All Mediums, the mentoring focus will be on developing confidence and clarity in your artistic path. If you’re already skilled in technique but seek guidance in developing a cohesive body of work, exploring a specific theme, or finding your unique artist’s voice she’s here to support you.

In Annette’s aspiring artist group, Mastering Watercolour Techniques with Floral Inspiration will be customized to the needs of the group whether you’re a novice or grappling with technique. Floral subjects offer ideal inspiration for enhancing watercolor skills and Annette will assist in troubleshooting any challenges you encounter with this captivating medium. Please see examples below.

mixed media art class example
painting of a forest and river
watercolour painting of flowers
watercolour painting of a waterfall
painting of a person laying down
painting of a person laying down
painting of a person laying down


Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.

Specialty: ✔ Generalist



Color and Composition


Studio Set Up for Art Production


Technique Demos


Providing Art Critiques


Teaching to Self Critique


Supplies and tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend



Artist Statement & CV


Shows and Exhibits



Pricing Artwork


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abstract art class demonstration by Annette raff
painting of a person laying down

Annette Raff is an Australian artist living on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Annette works as a professional artist, operating as a successful art practitioner, teacher, competition judge and mentor for the past 27 years; teaches weekly art classes; and conducts workshops partnering with industry, educational and community sectors.

With a Bachelor of Fine Art and an Advanced Certificate in Art and Design, she teaches a variety of subjects and mediums, for all levels of artists, including, watercolour, mixed media, and drawing, Annette balances her busy schedule of work as an art tutor with her personal artistic development.

"Creating art is never far away from my mind and seemingly ordinary subjects can inspire me. It is often the play of light, shadow and shape that attracts me and therefore my subject matter varies."

Annette's work is displayed in private collections in Australia and Europe, won numerous art awards and art prizes; judged competitions; been published in Australian Artist, International Art Magazine, The Artist Magazine and Art/Edit.