A lifelong resident of the Chesapeake Bay region, born in the small fishing village of Wachapreague on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Ann draws her inspiration from the personal connection she feels to the peaceful waters of the Bay, its rugged cliffs, and gentle breezes. Ann’s work reflects the local landscape as well as distant and diverse places such as Carces en Provence, France, Caye Caulker, Belize, and Stockholm, Sweden. Ann continually refines her creative senses by merging color, line and figure. She often paints without specific subject matter, and integrates special materials to generate powerful artistic statements. Her art conveys an obvious mood through creative use of color and paint application that forces viewers to draw upon their own imaginations.