A love of nature,
particularly of the sea, is evident in Ann's work. She finds
her inspiration in the beauty that surrounds her. As a Maine
artist, Ann is never at a loss for subject matter, but she also
has been inspired by her travels to New Zealand, the Cook Islands,
the Caribbean and the Southwestern states.
Intrigued by the
effect of light on the subject matter, Ann tries to capture those
nuances and achieve a luminosity in her work. Lights, shadows,
shape, color, rhythms and their interactions bring life and feeling
to her art.
Ann's formal training
in art began at Colby College where she received a B.S. in Art
and Biology. While earning a M.S. in Molecular Genetics and Cell
Biology, she took a figure drawing class and decided to pursue
a career in art. After graduation, she worked for several years
in cancer research. During that time and since then, Ann has
participated in workshops and classes with Albert Handell, Richard
McKinley, Frank Federico, Kathleen Galligan, and Hélène
Farrar among other accomplished artists. Ann works out of her
home/studio in Vassalboro, Maine.
Ann's paintings reflect
her love of nature, exploring organic forms through color, shape,
light and shadow. She works in a variety of media including soft
and oil pastels, mixed media and encaustic. "I love the
interplay of value, color and shape as they define form and space.
By using a wide array of media, I try to continuously challenge
myself creatively and engage the viewer to share my impressions
of the subject matter."
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"Fire and Ice" - Encaustic
Mixed Media Collage
"Sailor's Knot" - Oil pastel
"Genesis" - Encaustic
"Moondance" - mixed
"Out to Pasture" - oil
"Thunder Hole Shoreline" - pastel
"Evening Sentinals" - pastel
"Serenity" - encaustic
mixed media collage