Ann has been a naturalist and artist all of her life. She was born in Milwaukee, WI and spent her early years in Honolulu. After earning a degree in Life Science, she taught school for many years. She dabbled in other media but found her passion to paint was realized in pastel. Using just her fingers and hands she applies layers of color to create rich and luminous paintings.
Ann lives on the rocky east shore of an island in the Pacific Northwest where the sunrises and weather changes are spectacular. "I love to be outside: walking in the fields, farms, trails and coastline near our home. As I walk and sketch, the sights, sounds, smells and weather all envelop and inspire me. Using color and form I am attempting to visually interpret this natural world in a way that the viewer can feel and enjoy. Nature's power and sense of joy is a recurring theme that I love to paint."
Ann illustrated the recently published children's book "Granny's Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas." You can learn more about the book and view the illustrations here.
Ann's work can be seen at the Orcas Island Artworks on Orcas Island, WA
"I have no other wish than a close fusion with nature and I desire no other fate than to have worked and lived in harmony with her laws." ~ Claude Monet