Anna Halliwell Boyd is a mixed media artist and arts educator from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She earned her MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2018 and her Masters in Teacher Education from The University of Tennessee Knoxville 2013. Her BFA in the 2D Arts with a concentration in Drawing was earned at The University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2008. During her undergraduate years and first graduate program, she made watercolors, ceramic sculptures, oil paintings, and drawings that alluded to the bizarre, sad nature of living with and witnessing the decay of her Grandmother’s mind with Alzheimer’s. Her recent works use mixed medias to convey themes of loss and how the past is recollected. The photographs she took growing up are often resurrected in her work to convey lost connections with others and the distorted nature of memory. Boyd is currently an adjunct instructor at several institutions and exhibiting work from her MFA thesis.