Ann's work is held in private and public collections including the Canadiana Fund State Art Collection; New Brunswick Art Bank; Department of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada; the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, the City of Moncton.
An elected and an award-winning member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour & the Society of Canadian Artists, she is based in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Ann teaches workshops and classes, and exhibits her paintings at Gallery 78 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and Flagship Gallery in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
In the Studio working on part of the "Adornments" Series. Photo: M.P. Eaton
2017 “The Arts and The Bible” Group Show, McMaster University Divinity College, Hamilton, ON
2017 “Figures” Group Show, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB
2017 "Water and Pigment: Mysterious Interactions" Group Show, Peel Art Gallery(PAMA), Brampton, Ont. Curated from the CSPWC National Diploma Collection; an investigation of the complexities painting with watercolour, in celebration of over 90 years of the CSPWC.
2016 "A Nutcracker Celebration" Group Show, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB
2015 "Society of Canadian Artists 47th Open National Exhibition" (juried) Gainsborough Gallery, Calgary, AB. Antoinette Stevens medallion and prize ‘Best in Show’
2014 "My Favourite Things" Group Show, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB
2012 "Society of Canadian Artists Elected Members Show", (national, juried), Halifax Club, Halifax, NS. Award of Merit and prize
2012 "All Things Holy" Solo Show, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB
2010 "Measha; a personal symphony" Solo Show, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB
2007 "Finding Peace" Solo Show, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB
2007 "Watercolour on the Edge", Group Show, CSPWC Atlantic Members, Craig Gallery, Dartmouth, NS
2005 "Endless Possibilities", Group Show, CSPWC Roberts Gallery, Toronto, ON (juried)
2004 "Open Water Show", Group Show, CSPWC, Toronto, ON (juried)
2004 NB Art Bank "Acquisitions" travelling Group Show, NB (juried)
2003 "Portals" Solo Show, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB
2003 "Open Water Show", Group Show, CSPWC, Halifax, NS (national, juror painting
Awards, Publications (selected)
2016 Pratique des arts Magazine (France), October issue
2015 Best in Show prize and medallion, Society of Canadian Artists 47th Open National Exhibition, (juried) Gainsborough Gallery, Calgary, AB. Antoinette Stevens medallion and prize
2014 Cover, The Fiddlehead Magazine, Issue #259
2012 Cover, The Fiddlehead Magazine, Issue #250
2012 Award of Merit and prize, Society of Canadian Artists Elected Members Show, (national, juried), Halifax Club, Halifax, NS.
2012 Art of Watercolour Magazine, Issue #9
2012 L'art de l'aquarelle (France) Issue #9, The Art of Watercolour (France), Issue #15
2012 Pratique des Arts Magazine (France), December issue
2011 Selected for Feature image, l'Art de l'aquarelle/The Art of Watercolour (France), Dec issue
2008 Finalist, Portrait & Figurative Division, The Artist's Magazine yearly competition, December issue
2006 Top 10 Finalist, American Artist "Watercolor" magazine yearly competition
2005 3-page article "Face to Face", Watercolor Magic magazine (October)
2004 Jarvis Award for Excellence in Transparent Watercolour, CSPWC annual national exhibition
2004 Finalist, Annual Juried Competition, Portrait Division, The Artist's Magazine
2001 Charles Comfort Award for Excellence in Figurative Painting, CSPWC annual national exhibition
Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) Ann has served as a juror for two SCA national exhibitions, 2016 and 2009.
Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) Ann has served as a CSPWC Selection, Awards and National Membership Juror and has taught at two National Symposiums, 2015 and 2002.
What is transparent watercolour?
Transparency is the quality of watercolours that allows the passing of light through glazes of paint to reflect off the paper's surface. Transparency as a classification of watercolour indicates that no white, bodycolours or gouache were used. In a transparent watercolour, the white of the paper is preserved by the artist wherever a white statement is intended in the painting.
What is and why use archival acrylic varnish?
Ann has eliminated the need to cover her watercolours with glass by finishing them with an archival acrylic varnish protecting them from UV rays, moisture and dirt. The acrylic archival varnish bonds with the watercolour pigment and paper and the resulting image is therefore referred to as mixed media (watercolor and archival acrylic varnish). The pieces retain the visual quality of a watercolour while letting the viewer experience the painting in a more tactile way. Should purchasers desire a traditional look, any of these pieces can be framed in the traditional manner of mat, glass and frame.