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Although watercolor painting is extremely old, dating perhaps to the cave paintings of paleolithic Europe, watercolor painting didnít became popular in the United States until the middle of the 19th century.  The popularity of watercolors stimulated many innovations, including heavier and more heavily sized wove papers and brushes (called "pencils") manufactured expressly for watercolor painting.  Various techniques have been established over the years, mostly by trial and error.

Ann believes watercolor is still the painting medium with the greatest potential for new discoveries. Watercolors are so simple, inconsequential, low tech, that they slide like children's games through our over-sophisticated world. Their poetry and sensual complexity make us realize that we have somehow lost our childlike ability to see ó with the creative eye that reveals a world of strange and unexpected beauty.

Ann's watercolors are inspired by photographs she's taken while on trips with friends and family as well as her summer home in Newport, Maine.  Some of her watercolors are studies of portraits, color value, and holiday card paintings.  Her art education is basically through independent study supplemented by art classes with Marsha Donohue, Don Andrews, and Maddie Lou Chapman.

Ann's artwork is unique and no two pieces are alike.  If you have an idea that you would like to discuss with Ann, call or email her today.  Your unique canvas is just around the corner!

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