Portland, Maine

Yes. Life's Good Here

Mobile Navigation

Join: Create your profile >

Anna Dibble

Painter, Writer

Job visual artist, writer / Home studio

Lives In East End

Anna Dibble’s paintings have been featured in solo, group, and invitational exhibitions in museums, cultural centers, and galleries, including the Elizabeth De C. Wilson Museum in Manchester, Vermont;  the Sarah Doyle Gallery of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island; the Atrium Gallery of Bard College in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; the Strathmore Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland, the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont, and the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Dibble has been painting, drawing, making sculpture, and writing for over forty five years. She was a freelance writer, music composer, and co-concept designer for many animated shorts on Children’s Television Workshop’s Sesame Street. She has designed and created sets for opera and theater, taught workshops in both visual art and writing in Vermont schools and art organizations. In the 1980s she worked in commercial and independent animation in Los Angeles – feature films, television specials, theatrical shorts: Disney, Marvel, Hanna Barbera, Murakami-Wolf, Don Bluth.

Why did you choose Portland? I was at a crossing place in my life, and wanted to live in Maine. Portland has a strong arts community, is a comfortable, friendly, informal city that is on the Gulf of Maine and close to beaches, mountains, woods, trails.

What do you like to do with out-of-towners? Restaurants, Willard Beach, Eastern prom, ferries, walks around town

What's the most surprising thing about this city? Its friendliness.

What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? Harbor Fish Market. Visual treat. Fresh mackerel, blue fish, haddock Also, Standard Bakery

Describe your perfect night—and the following morning—in Portland. Out to a new or familiar restaurant. Or a local music event at Blue or House of Music, Stay at home for breakfast.

Other Portlanders

Matthew Scheumann

I work and play and design things along the way.

Alexander Bertoni

I make corporate stories... human.

2° Portland Connector

Liz Trice

I make connections in Portland's innovation and sustainability community

Bryan Wiggins

I use my twin identity as an artist and writer to create work for commercial and editorial clients.

Rebecca Falzano

I co-own a small business that helps other small businesses grow.

Lloyd Metcalf

Art, D&D, life

Sarah Goodwin

Creative, detail infused occasions

Elise Margate

I help restaurants increase their bottom line

Sarah Whitling

Arts administrator passionate for all visual arts and arts education.

Martha LaMarche

I daydream and I create... painting, writing poetry, Maine and Portland are passions. I enjoy stories do you have a story to share?

Lisa-Marie Wood

Your Partner in Enterprise Management

Caitlin Brooke

Proponent of Good Vibes