“I enjoy pushing the boundaries between reality and abstraction in my art.”
Painting in an impressionistic style with subjects that depict calm, Ann’s hushed backgrounds play with the abstract and the painting's primary subject depicts realism. This sharp contrast between soft and crisp is uniquely created. Ann employs short horizontal and vertical brush strokes or fractures the image with a palette knife. Her signature brush stroke is a dab of pure white, indicating the sunlight touching the subject. Her treatment of shadows helps to blend the realism with the abstract. Many of Ann’s pieces are painted in a loose style where her brush strokes are blended with very thick paint (Impasto) applied with palette knives to achieve an exciting, light-filled contrast.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Ann is an oil painter living in Denver, Colorado. Her art education began at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and she continued her studies in the ateliers of some of the leading contemporary artists in the United States today. For twenty years, Ann has been practicing and teaching what she has learned from her master teachers.
Her paintings have been juried into national shows with the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society.