Artist Statement“Painting on location the plein air artist has an opportunity to experience much more than just what is seen. There is additional sensory information to study and interpret: radiating heat from a city sidewalk; the scent of pine wafting from the forest floor. You are charged with incorporating these intangible elements into your work. Each painting is a lesson to learn; to explore and study a unique sense of place.”
A graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA cum laude in Drawing, Ann has focused on painting landscapes Plein Air (on location) since 2008. A member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, she has been juried into Plein Air competitions in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, Maine and Virginia winning numerous awards. Honors in 2019 include: “Best in Show” Chestertown Plein Air Competition and “Honorable Mention” Ellicott City, MD Plein Air Competition. A Baltimore native, Ann resides with her husband in White Marsh, Maryland within easy reach of infinite subjects to study. You may see her painting downtown in Fells Point or Hampden, or in the rural areas of Baltimore and Harford Counties. She enjoys the challenges of a rural landscape as well as the energy that urban settings provide.
2019: Honorable Mention. Ellicott City, MD Plein Air Competition.
2019: Award of Excellence. Stevensville Plein Air
2019: Best in Show. Chestertown “Paint the Town” Plein Air Competition. Chestertown, MD
2019: Merit award for Best Body of Work Chestertown “Paint the Town” Plein Air Competition, Chestertown, MD
2018: Blossoms of Hope Award. Ellicott City, MD Plein Air Competition.
2018: Honorable Mention. “Small Wonders” exhibit. Artist Emporium Gallery.
Havre de Grace, MD.
2018: Second Place. West Reading Plein Air Competition, PA.
2017: Third place. “Your City, Your Town, Your Neighborhood”. Highlandtown Art
Gallery. Baltimore, MD
2017: Honorable mention. Quick paint. Ellicott City, MD Plein Air Competition.
2017: First place. Color Columbia Plein Air Competition, MD
2016: Honorable mention. Ellicott City, MD Plein Air Competition.
2015: Second Place. Ocean City Plein Air. Ocean City Competition, MD
2015: Honorable mention. Ellicott City Plein Air Competition, MD
2015: Third place. Chestertown Plein Air Competition. Quick paint. Chestertown, MD
2013: Artist Choice award. Solomons Island Plein Air Competition, MD
2013: Honorable Mention. Solomons Island Plein Air Competition, MD
2013: Best Depiction of Nature Award. Ellicott City, MD Plein Air Competition.
2013: Third Place. Havre de Grace Plein Air Competition. MD
2013: First Place. Quick Draw. Ocean City Plein Air Competition, MD
2012: Honorable Mention. Quick Draw. Havre de Grace Plein Air Competition. MD.
2012: Artist Choice Award Camp Hill, PA Plein Air Competition:.
2012: Honorable Mention. Quick Draw Camp Hill, PA Plein Air Competition.