I strive as a painter not to capture a subject but to translate it to watercolor, a process unique in it’s demands. I think in watercolor. My hope for every painting is that two things happen: That it turn out exactly as planned and to surprise me. For me this is the joyous journey of an artist – realizing the reward attained through miles on the brush and learning something new with each attempt. This is why my paintings are varied and range in subject matter from street musicians to flowers, from fishing boats to New York City watertowers. I look for combinations of detail and fluidity, contrasts of color and light and, if I’m lucky, a moment in time that happened just that once.
I am primarily self-taught as a painter, arriving at and returning to watercolor after years of other creative pursuits including pottery, graphic design, fiber arts and photography. All of those disciplines and skills contribute to the toolbox I use. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Early Childhood Education and today even that is useful as I organize and teach my process in workshops. I am a Signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the New England Watercolor Society, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and Master Artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association. I have won numerous awards at the national and local level and am represented by Gallery Antonia in Chatham, MA.
nature, architecture, light
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Art Center Creative Arts Center in Chatham Transparent WC Society of America New England WC Society Pennsylvania WC Society Philadelphia WC Society
My work is shown Gallery Antonia in Chatham as well as various shows and exhibits both locally and nationally. See my website (www.annhartsart.com) for current works on view.
Workshops and demonstrations are scheduled throughout the year - check website (www.annhartsart.com)to see what is on the calendar and for links to the hosting venue for registration.