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Ann's Fine Art

“I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.” ― Frida Kahlo

This large painting is called "Line Dance"



Watercolor & Walnut Ink

Modern Vases


Yellow Barn


Fall Flowers

Acrylic and collage 


The River Beyond

Watercolor and wax resist

Award winning artwork at  Red River Watercolor Society's 28th Annual National Juried Exhibition in Fargo/Moorhead.  In October this will be showing at Minnesota Watercolor Society.

Latest Acrylic Work

Madam Moon

Fall River Art

 On the River

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4 X 8" calendars will be available soon for 2022 

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Blue Bird - Lake - Birdland

Magical Garden

Fall Art

I am highlighting some of my plein air work. This watercolor is Winter Moon and it is in a 14 X 16 simple metal frame. 

2021 Artist Statement

Seeing a sunset and painting it on site is not the same as painting in my studio. The emotional connection is very real in an outdoor setting. To hear the  frogs by a lake, to feel the crisp Minnesota air, to bask in the sunshine, and to touch the waving grasses,  all make my creativity soar. This is why I paint in watercolor and acrylic outdoors.
Mark making is a great  way to start  a painting. When I begin I might use a votive candle to randomly draw into the watercolor paper, This process makes lines that resist the paint.  Or I might just play with color.  Then, I use a large brush for a watery sky.  My palette knife or my fingernail make marks in wet paint.  These marks form grasses in the foreground or birch trees in the background.  Or for a real challenge, I do an entire work of art with a credit card or palette knife.
I enjoy the process of making marks.  All of my senses are used in my art making process.

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