Ann was born in Enid, Oklahoma, and educated at the University of Oklahoma, with a degree in Interior Design. She moved to San Diego in 1984, where she lives today with her husband and three children. While her artistic impression was constant throughout her life, her recent foray into the art world was developed over the past 15 years working as a volunteer art teacher for school children at the elementary level. During this time she also worked as the prop, costume and backdrop designer for the elementary school’s performances and directed the art and talent shows for many years. Now coming full circle, Ann is once again involved in instructing new and aspiring artists on her painting methods.
In her commitment to being a green artist, Ann is able to create unique paintings by using recycled materials, finding items of interest in her environment, and using every drop of paint to add dimension to her paintings.
Solo and Group Shows:
Everything New, Everything Now - NYC, NY, Edgar Allen Poe National Show - Ashton Gallery - San Diego, CA, Beverly Hills Art Show - Los Angeles, CA, Art Walk Little Italy - San Diego, CA
Ann was awarded the Del Cerro Auction Council’s Volunteer of the Year for her dedication to the arts and bringing her love of art to the children and the community. Ann received top honors at the San Diego Art Dept.’s 2012 Student Art Exhibit, her painting Left-Handed Guardian was awarded first place in the painting category as well as Best in Show. Left-Handed Guardian was also selected to MOLA’s 2013 International Exhibit.
Ray Street Artist – Art Book, Studio Visit Volume 21, Ashton Gallery – 30 Artists on 30th, Ashton Gallery – Edgar Allan Poe National Show