Annie Simcoe is a paper artist, working, and living in western Maryland with her husband and two dogs. She hand crafts all of her papers from plants such as cornhusks, iris leaves, and rye grass. The vibrant colors come from fabric dyes added during the paper-making process. Each plant fiber takes the dye differently giving unique colors and textures. Once the papers are dry she pieces them together and “sketches” on them using her sewing machine.

The inspiration for Annie’s work comes from her background as a geologist, life events, and the landscape of rural Maryland and West Virginia.