Ani Todd, Visual Artist
Charlotte artist Ani Todd specializes in two-dimensional works in pen, pencil, oil and chalk pastel. Ani began drawing at a very young age and her earliest influences came from comics such as Peanuts and graphic novels by Marvel and DC. A storyteller by nature, she wrote and illustrated her own comics in elementary and high school.
A few years after Ani graduated from college and moved to Charlotte, she joined a church and became involved in different ministries including the music and arts ministry. In the music and arts ministry, she applied her talents by creating illustrations for choir concert programs and CD covers. This work ultimately led to a shift in her artistic style where her work now has become more spiritual in nature, depicting messages of joy, hope, and even a little humor.
Ani is chair of the Visual Arts Ministry at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and a board member of The Palette Table. Since 2011 she has participated in various shows throughout the city including juried shows at the Charlotte Art League, Mint Hill Arts and South End Arts; and group shows at Hart-Witzen Gallery, Spirit Square, Manor Theatre, and a solo show at Nordstrom. Ani is also the owner and creator of a web-comic series called “Tales From A Sketchy Artist,” that has recently been featured in the fifth issue of Inx comic, a Charlotte publication of comic strips and short stories from various local artists.