March Artist of the Month
Written by Nan Richmond
Recently I had the
pleasure of visiting Ann at her home studio and reminiscing about her art. I was impressed with the body of her work and
with her recollection of the inspiration behind it.
Ann, a self- taught artist, became interested in painting
after attending the outdoor art festivals at the Endicott Estate during the
early 90’s. She joined the Dedham Art Association soon after and explored
painting in various mediums. She attributes much of her influence to the
workshops she attended by such notables as Nancy Howell, Peter Spataro and Ron
Brake. Ann’s pastel color palette and gentle compositions describe much of her
art. She was awarded The Committees Choice Award at the State House Arts Award
Ceremony in 2008.
Her commitment to the association was strongly demonstrated
by serving on the board for over a decade and holding the office of president
for nine years. She was instrumental in coordinating exciting and educational
programs for the organization during her tenure as president.
Ann’s painting style and steady devotion to her art is
reflected in all her work. With the support of her husband Sal and her family,
Ann continues to create soft and beautiful compositions. Reminiscent of her
muse, Claude Monet, Ann has shared an original plein air piece entitled “Early
Early Rock Garden, oil painting by Angelina Coco