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Anne Neilson

artist & author

Amanda Taylor

Anchor, KWTV News 9

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Anne Neilson

ARtist & author

A lifelong artist, Anne Neilson began painting with oils in 2003 and quickly became nationally known for her ethereal Angel Series, which are inspiring reflections of her faith. 

Neilson has published several books, including three coffee table books, Angels In Our Midst, Strokes of Compassion, and Angels: The Collector’s Edition. Her latest books, published through Thomas Nelson, include Anne Neilson’s Angels: Devotions and Art to Encourage, Refresh and Inspire, Entertaining Angels: True Stories and Art Inspired by Divine Encounters and The Brushstrokes of Life: Discovering How God Brings Beauty and Purpose to Your Story.

Because of the high demand for her original oils, Anne Neilson Home launched in 2013, which is a collection of luxury home products complementing the Angel Series and providing one-of-a-kind beauty and quality.

In 2014, Neilson opened Anne Neilson Fine Art [ANFA], a gallery located in Charlotte, NC, representing over 60 artists throughout the country. ANFA showcases masterpieces from the finest artists and shines a light on charitable organizations by donating a portion of art proceeds each month.

With a passion to make a difference in the world, Neilson continues to paint, write, and share her journey through speaking engagements. She is also a wife of 29 years to Clark and a mother of four adult children. 

Amanda Taylor

Anchor, KWTV News 9

Amanda Taylor can be seen weekdays co-anchoring the 5pm, 6pm, and 10pm newscasts on KWTV News 9. Since joining the News 9 team, Amanda’s been recognized with multiple awards for her work. These include 5 Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow Award, Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters awards, Associated Press honors, and Society of Professional Journalist awards.

Amanda also has a passion for the welfare of children. Through her community outreach efforts, she has helped raise more than two million dollars to feed hungry children. 

When you don’t see Amanda on television, she keeps busy chasing after her very active children, Gage and Harlow, and hanging out with her husband Nick and their Wheaten Terrier, Willie. 

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