About the artist

Art is an ongoing process of exploration for me. Using color, brush and palette knife, I explore the painting process in a variety of mediums. I am continually observing the world with an artist’s eye which allows me to pursue my passion for expressing the beauty I see around us. My childhood in northeastern Iowa instilled in me an appreciation for landscapes. Stunning views of the Mississippi from bluffs high above is a memory that inspires me yet today.

This year, I have focused on daily painting and studying with admired artists in the Workshop Environment. Hands-on work, along with continued art studies has not only provided me with inspiration, but a better understanding of the medium I am using and how to make it work for me.

Every painting is a representation of a continual search for self expression. Line, shape and color come together spontaneously and I then in turn mold the image with thought and feeling. The light, sky and landscape of Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico has become a continual sources of inspiration for my work.

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Special Recognition

“Wesley Fowler, Rock Climber” Portrait was accepted in the juried 34th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition May18-June 15, 2019.

“Mum for Mondrian” was awarded a “Merchandise Award” in the juried Texas Visual Art Society 72nd Annual Member Exhibition.  June, 23, 2019

“Longwood Garden” was awarded “Best in Show” in the juried Texas Visual Art Society Show With a theme of “Shape”.  May 11, 2019

“Early Morning Visitor” was accepted in the juried 55th Annual Southwestern Watercolor Society Exhibition. Juror: Robert Burridge.  August 29-September 30, 2018

“The Comorants of Pebble Beach” was award 3rd Place in the Drawing Category of the August 26 to September 28,2018 Irving Art Show.

“Landscape in Color” was accepted in the juried 33rd Texas & Neighbor Show. May 12-June 9, 2018 at the Irving Arts Center. Juror: Lyle Novinski

“Dancing Colors” was accepted in the CAC’s upcoming 2017 Annual Membership Exhibition at the Mary Tomás Gallery in the Dallas Design District. 29 artists will be in this show from August 5-Sept. 2, 2017.
Jurors are Mary Tomás of Mary Tomás Gallery, Donald Fowler, Director of Retail at the Nasher Store, and Reid Robinson, Community Arts Advocate. www.marytomasgallery.com
“A Mum for Mondrian” was awarded 1st Place in Oil Painting in the 2017 Irving Art Association Juried Member Show. Winners work travels to the Irving Arts Center for a summer display.

“Color Study #l” was accepted in the Texas Visual Art Society Membership Show, May 7-22, 2016. Received the Merchandise Award.

“Stormy Seas”, “Colour Series ll” and “Working in Tandem” were accepted in the Juried 61st Irving Art Association Membership Show May 1-28, 2016. “Stormy Seas” awarded 2nd Place in the Oil Painting Category.

Frida was accepted in the Frida Kahlo: La Flor de la Vida exhibition at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas 12-2015.

“Fire and Ice” and “The Forest in Blue” were accepted in the September, 2015 Texas Visual Art’s Assoc. Nonobjective Show.

“Portrait of a Woman” was accepted in the Texas Visual Art’s Assoc. 2015 Citation Juried Art Exhibit.

Second Place in Collage for “Soaring” in the IAA Collage, Assemblage, and Printmaking Juried Art Exhibit. October 2014.

“Soaring” & “Mischief Makers” were accepted in the IAA Collage, Assemblage, and Printmaking Juried Art Exhibit. October 2014.

“Portrait in Color” is showing at “Blow Up Art Gallery” in Dallas, Texas. Fall 2014.

“Ringo” was accepted in the “2014 13th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition” AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

“The Day is Done” was accepted in the juried “Texas Friends & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition”, May, 2014

“Red Cow” Painting in Acrylic accepted in Texas Visual Arts Assoc. Juried Show Titled “Red”, February, 2014.  Also showing at “Blow Up” Gallery, Dallas, Texas-April & May 2014.

Ann’s Photos “Rainbow over Paris”, “A View of Dubuque”, “Sunset over Dallas”, “Downtown Dallas” were accepted in the juried photography Exhibition: “Urban Footprint” in May 2013 at the Frisco Art Gallery, Frisco, Texas.  This show focused on the effects, positive and negative, that civilization has upon nature.  Paho Mann was the juror of “Urban Footprint” and is Assistant Professor of Photography a the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design

Second Prize in The Irving Art Association Wildlife Art Show in the Oil/Acrylic Division for “Buster”.  September 2013.

First Place in the Plein Air Challenge for Artists of North Texas for her oil painting “Taos, New Mexico”.  September 2013.

October 2013 Winning Photo for the “Look of Love” Exhibit at the Winterthur Museum.  This contest was held in conjunction with this exhibit of Victorian Miniature Paintings of the Eye gifted as tokens of love.  My photo was an “eye” taken from one of my portrait paintings.  For more information see my October 2013 Blog Post.

Published drawing in “Drawing A Studio Guide” by Lu Bro.