ARTIST STATEMENT

I think of my paintings as a memory palace.  They capture my memories of travel, good times and the natural beauty all around me.   My collectors tell me the same thing- that the paintings remind them of places they have been or important people in their lives, especially sisters, mothers and grandmothers.  I like to paint flowers and flowers in the landscape, with thick paint applied with a knife and bright colors that jump off the page.

BIOSKETCH

Education/Training

I have been painting for over 20 years now, much of it plein air work.  I have participated in many international painting trips to Venice, Tuscany, Paris, Provence, Southern Spain and Israel.  I have painted in the lavender fields of Provence, by Monet’s water lily pond, along the Venice canals and the windmills of La Mancha.

One Artist Show

February 2016- Baylor Hospital Library in Dallas, Texas

Multiple Artist Show

May 2016- North Haven Gardens in Dallas, Texas

Juried Shows

May 2017- Spring Show at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas

March 2017- Artists of Texas Show at the Kucera Gallery in Corpus Christi, Texas

October 2016- Artists of Texas Show at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center in Breckenridge, Texas

November 2016- Fall Show at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas

May 2016- Spring Show at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas

November 2015- Fall Show at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas

Organizations

Artists of Texas- peer reviewed group

 

Why I Paint

I am inspired by.................

Being outdoors,

The contrast of light and shadows,

Flowers, beautiful hues and color surprises,

And the juxtaposition of opaque and translucent layers.

I want to capture....................

What I felt like when I was there,

Impressions not the details,

And how the scene could be even lovelier.

I value....

The process of painting more than the result,

Being in the "zone" where the painting flows,

Thinking of nothing else,

And being high on art.

I want to.................

 Delight viewers of my art,

Create a scene with something to look at again and again,

And leave my mark on the world.

(c) 2017 Dr. Ann McCann

 

 

 

"Alhambra Gardens" by Ann McCann (c)2017.  Painted on a trip to Spain and the Alhambra Palace in May 2016

"Alhambra Gardens" by Ann McCann (c)2017.  Painted on a trip to Spain and the Alhambra Palace in May 2016

Here I am with a group painting the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Here I am with a group painting the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Monet's House in Giverny, France by Ann McCann (c) 2017. I visited his home and gardens in May 2014.

Monet's House in Giverny, France by Ann McCann (c) 2017. I visited his home and gardens in May 2014.

Here I am painting windmills in La Mancha, Spain 2016.

Here I am painting windmills in La Mancha, Spain 2016.

"Willow City Loop Bluebonnets" in the Texas Hill Country by Ann McCann (c) 2017

"Willow City Loop Bluebonnets" in the Texas Hill Country by Ann McCann (c) 2017