For Ann, watercolor is the medium that best expresses what she finds most interesting and challenging as a painter. It has an immediacy that engages the artist in a constant struggle to balance spontaneity and control. The living or active quality of the water lends itself to the delicate layering of washes that describe the folds in a linen cloth or the soft blush of a child's face, contrasted with aggressive texturing of the dry brush in a birds nest or a decaying autumn leaf.
The effect of light on everyday objects and the simple beauty found in nature inspires Ann’s paintings. Her work reflects a spirituality that has enriched her creativity and lead her to produce art that celebrates the beauty of faith.
Ann has illustrated 7 children’s books. She is available for presentations and book signings for your school, church or organization. Her editorial illustrations are regularly published in America Magazine.
Commissions and Prints:
Ann can be commissioned for custom paintings. She enjoys working with clients to develop projects of a personal nature. Her portraits show subjects in a relaxed environment that suggest their interests and individuality. A still-life of a treasured heirloom, a watercolor of your home, a portrait of a pet, or a landscape of special location can be the subject of a fruitful collaboration.
Ann can work with your institution to memorialize or acknowledge donors through portraits and paintings of architecture. Limited edition giclee prints can be created for fundraising purposes. Contact Ann to discuss future projects or to order signed prints of many of her paintings.
Ann has a B.A. in Fine Arts and an M.S. in Art Education. She currently teaches watercolor painting classes in her home studio, and has taught art in elementary, high school, college and continuing education over the past thirty years. She is known for her creative and nurturing approach to teaching.
Ann’s paintings are featured in the Empire State Building, St.Francis Hospital, the DeMatties Center, Brooklyn College and Wagner College and in private collections. She has won numerous awards and has exhibited in galleries on Long Island and New York. Ann lives in Merrick, Long Island with her husband Paul.