Ann E. Largay
native of Maine, Ann was raised in Newport, Maine by her parents,
Glendon and Geraldine Varney. She now resides in South Portland, Maine,
with her husband, Robert.
Ever since her childhood, Ann has had a keen interest in nature. This
was evidenced by her early sketches of wildlife, landscapes, and
flowers. As she matured as a self-taught artist, her works included
fine-detail and color in knitting, crocheting, tatting, and sewing.
Seeking further extensions of her interests, Ann studied pencil drawing
with Carolyn Folsom from Bangor, Maine, and watercolor with
Lou Chapman from South Portland, Maine.
Ann currently uses a large range of an
array of mediums; from watercolors to hand painted
glass ornaments, slates, mailboxes,
furniture, and birdhouses to 3D
Each object is hand painted and signed. Each birdhouse, mailbox, and
slate have six coats of protective sealer to make it weatherproof and
safe to use outdoors. The glass ornaments come gift boxed with a short
description of the subject.
Recently, Ann's passion has turned to stained glass. The term stained glass can refer to the
material of colored glass or the craft of working with it. Throughout
its thousand-year history, the term "stained glass" has been applied
almost exclusively to the windows of churches, cathedrals, chapels, and
other significant buildings. Although traditionally made in flat panels
and used as windows, the creations of modern stained glass artists also
include three-dimensional structures and sculpture. Ann has taken
three-dimensions to a whole new level... by heating the glass ,she molds
it into whatever her imagination can create. She incorporates
vases, sea shells, rocks, and just about anything else you can imagine
into her pieces to bring a true masterpiece to life.
Ann welcomes special orders from companies for their ornaments as they
make unique presents for employees or clients.