Annie Wellborn
Annie was born in rural Oglethorpe County, Georgia, in 1927 and she has spent all of her life nearby. One of eleven children, she grew up working on the family farm. She has experienced health problems all her life and for many years she has been couragiously battling cancer. She is truly a fighter. She tells of being called to paint years ago in a vision. Returning home after an extended hospital stay, she weighed a mere 70 pounds at the time. The Lord revealed to her that others would come to know Him through her painting. In her vision she told the Lord she didn't want to be well known. He responded, "yes, but I do," and so she began to paint. She feels very humble that God gave her this talent. She paints her memories of rural family life, as well as the visions she has had since childhood. She uses acrylic paint which she applies to almost any surface imaginable. She has also created handwritten and illustrated memory books, each one unique. Annie has frequent visions of angels over her bed, some of whom she recognizes as close relatives, and they are regular subjects of her work. The skies of her paintings often contain a fireball, a vision that she has seen many times. She believes the ability to see them is inherited. She says the fireballs may signal the arrival or departure of someone very close to her. "Or", she adds with a smile, "they may mean nothing at all." 
Statham, GA
The handwritten text on "Standing On The Rock" reads:

"Dear God above, your heart filled with love, I don’t understand about the clouds in the air nor the roaring of the sea. But Dear God you own it all, help me to understand why the storms that rage are they sad or are they mad. I don’t know. But help me to be prepared in case of the wind storm or water raging at sea. Keep me ready for what you want me to do. Keep us safe, help us to pray, for we can be led to go a different way. You’ve left me here to help others. Labors are few. Keep us together through sunshine or stormy weather, help us through the storm as it swiftly passes through. Save all you can to work for you. Help us to be close together in rain or sunshine weather it is much easier if we all work together."
36" x 24"
acrylic on canvas
acrylic on plywood
20" x 16"
31" x 21"
acrylic on canvas board
Annie passed away peacefully on April 23, 2010 at her home in Statham, GA. She was one of the sweetest people on Earth.
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