Ann was born in Enid, Oklahoma, and was educated at the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated with a degree in Interior Design. She moved to San Diego in 1984, where she lives today with her husband, with whom she has three adult children.
While her artistic impression was constant throughout her life, Ann’s foray into the art world was primarily developed while working as a volunteer art teacher for the San Diego public school system. Over the years, Ann has honed these skills in the development of her own style, and currently teaches intermediate and advanced art classes on her painting methods and theory. Ann also represents fellow artists and is involved in the promotion and distribution of their art on a national level.
Today, Ann is a full-time career artist, with pieces showing in domestic galleries and exhibits across the United States, as well as in shows in Mexico and Spain. Her style is influenced by the bright colors of nature, which she incorporates into her paintings using a vibrant library of paints, brushes, stencils, nail sets, and any other tools she finds along the way. She creates a layered history in every piece, bringing the energy of the world into her work. In her commitment to sustainability, Ann also incorporates recycled materials such as metal, cardboard, and shredded canvas, and aims to use every drop of paint to add dimension to the stories that lay beneath the layers.