Painter, Poet, Sculptor
In Memoriam 1976-2012
Ananda Fuller was a lifetime resident of Hickman County. She was thirteen years old when, in a dramatic moment, her life changed. She was diagnosed with an inoperable cancer.
With great courage, determination, and an incredible positive attitude, Fuller became a cancer survivor of 23 years. The intensity of her life inspired her to write poetry and to create art through painting, sculpting, and collage. She became a published poet; her book of poems is entitled Little Pieces of Nonsense. Several of her poems won the International Poet of Merit Award. In addition, she received the Editor’s Choice Award from the National Library of Poetry.
Fuller developed a signature visual art style portraying people, animals, and landscapes. Her sketches became paintings, exhibiting warmth and humor through color and shape.
In February 2012, Martin Methodist College presented Fuller's paintings on canvas and rocks at the Barton Art Gallery located on campus. The pieces on display made regular life feel otherworldly. Many artists, such as Sammie Nicely and Bernice Davidson, have collected Fuller’s work. They have noted the direct and profound effect the shapes have on our perceptions.
This gentle spirit passed on December 1, 2012, at the age of 36; leaving us a world she created in art to remember her.