Ann grew up in a home filled with beautiful art, with artists as family members who inspired and encouraged Ann to follow her artist’s heart. Art classes at school were her favourite. She was never afraid to create, which was evident in her first career as an elementary school teacher; her creativity brought the classroom alive with colour and texture. She inspired her students to be imaginative and brave. Even during her second career as a financial planner, she intuitively turned to coloured pencils to communicate concepts and possibilities to her clients.
She is just as happy at an easel propped on a kitchen table, in a bedroom corner, or on a river bank – believing that art can be created anywhere.
These artists include: Doreen Borland, Bernie Major, Carla O’Connor, Janice Robertson, Alan Wylie, Brent Lynch, Mike Svob, David Langevin, and the late Robert Genn. And, a special nod to Bob McMurray!
Currently, Ann paints at her home studio and weekly in a barn, surrounded by horses, with artists who are valued friends. She also paints plein-air with a small group; it’s a time to be outdoors and work quickly in a loose, free approach that helps hone her techniques.
Federation of Canadian Artists
North Shore Artists Guild
North Shore Arts Council
Very proud member of The Artists of Bernie's Barn
32 Books, ongoing
Java, White Rock, BC, ongoing
West Vancouver Yacht Club, 2015
FCA- Canvas Unbound, 2014
International Artist Show, North Vancouver Arts Council, 2014
North Shore Art Crawl, 2013 & 2014