Ann fell in love with watercolor painting in the early 1980s when she returned to college to study art, design, and illustration, and she has drawn and painted since. A long career in commercial and architectural design kept her immersed in the arts, enhanced by visits to numerous galleries and the Art Institute of Chicago, where the Impressionists won her heart.
Many years spent camping and exploring the outdoors in Michigan and on the East Coast sharpened her observations of Nature’s moods. Now retired, Ann paints in watercolor because of its independent character. She lives full time up north, focusing her painting on her much-loved Northern Michigan.
Ann won the 2016 Mission Point Lighthouse Friends competition for the Lighthouse Pinot Grigio label – a fundraising joint venture between the Lighthouse Friends and Bowers Harbor Vineyards, and her art was selected as 2016’s feature poster and art for the Suttons Bay Art Festival.
Ann’s art is in a number of private collections, and she has displayed her art in many shows and events, as well as her permanent gallery venues at Bowers Harbor Vineyards and Tinker Studio.