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Annette received a Diplom Ingenieur of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, Germany (Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Stuttgart).
Annette has lived and worked as an Interior Architect in Germany, Australia, Sri Lanka and Qatar, and was running her own Interior Design Studio in Sri Lanka, specializing in Residential and Hospitality Projects. She founded the Interior Design Program at the Academy of Design Colombo, Sri Lanka; held the position of Principal and Interior Design Faculty Head for several years and taught foundation level Drawing and Interior Design Studio classes. At VCUQatar she is programing and coordinating all community and outreach classes for High Schools, the General Public, and Special Needs Communities.
In addition to her work related to Outreach and Community at VCUQatar, Annette is an active painter, who regularly exhibits her work with International Artists Doha and has also shown work in the VCUQatar Faculty and Staff Exhibition and the Annual Friends of the Qatar Fine Arts Society Exhibition. Her research interest is focused on the continuous change of cultural influence and its impact on art work for artists living between cultures.
Her research interest is focused on the continuous change of cultural influence and its impact on art work for artists living between cultures.
Collage and Painting Community Class for Qatar Foundation Community Services September 2011
Color Theory and Visual Concepts Community Classes at VCUQatar Spring 2011
Interior Design Studio at Academy of Design, Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 2002 - December 2006