The Art of Annette Zimmerman


Appalachian Artist from East Tennessee

restored rail depot rendered in graphite on Bristol board
The Chuckey Depot is a restored train museum in Jonesborough, Tennessee

My name is Annette Zimmerman, aka Anni Z, and I love creating. Whether it’s dabbling with a paintbrush, scribbling with a marker or scratching with a dip pen, I never seem to lose the thrill of making marks.

Join me in exploring the world around us with paint, pencil and pen, with an occasional foray into fiber art, cooking and other forms of artistic expression. Creativity is limited only by the imagination!

I live in the foothills of the Appalachians, where the stoic granite and verdant forests sing ancient ballads under cerulean skies. Here, surrounded by beauty, inspiration is limitless.

Latest Posts

  • Announcing my new project: an art exhibit about Faith

    Announcing my new project: an art exhibit about Faith

    Imagine walking into a quiet, darkened room. You see empty picture frames on the walls, and as you approach the first frame, an artwork is illuminated within it. You hear a story begin, not a story about the picture itself, but a story that gets you thinking while you look at the picture. The story […]

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  • What it’s like to be in a community play

    What it’s like to be in a community play

    I live in a community in which storytelling is a big deal. In fact, Jonesborough, Tennessee, is known as the Storytelling Capital of the World. The International Storytelling Center is right across the street from our courthouse. Storytelling night is a regular thing with the locals. And collecting stories is a passion for many of […]

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  • An Expected Journey

    An Expected Journey

    Hello everyone! My husband and I decided to celebrate the end of my recent bout of chemotherapy and subsequent negative CT scan with an Adventure. So I won’t be posting for a few weeks. Expect a new post around mid-May and I’ll try not to disappoint! In the meantime, I hope you all stay healthy […]

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