|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 delicate layering of washes describing the folds in a linen cloth or the soft blush of a child's face, contrasted with aggressive texturing of drybrush in a birds nest or a decaying autumn leaf.
The simple beauty found in nature and the effect of light on everyday objects inspires her work.
Ann can be commissioned for custom paintings. Her portraits show the subjects in a relaxed environment suggesting their interests or aspects of their personality. She enjoys working with the client to develop projects of a personal nature. A still-life of a treasured heirloom, a favorite flower or a landscape of a special location can be the subject of a fruitful collaboration.
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 twenty years.
Her 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. Her illustrations have been published in a variety of magazines and periodicals.
Ann lives in Merrick, Long Island with her husband and two children.
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