August 31, 2018 - September 25, 2018

 

Ann Larsen, OPA, AWAM, AIS  

Artist Statement

“Having done hundreds of sketches and paintings en plein air, I think the landscape process is more about what you don’t say then what you do say.  Working from nature is both exciting and challenging, but ultimately there is a dichotomy between painting and creating a work of art that hopefully my collectors respond to.  I strive to simplify and strengthen my compositions.  There is nothing more powerful in painting than a well composed, reserved and solid statement.   Such a painting can stir your soul and take your breath away.”

 

Biography 

Ann Larsen travels extensively throughout the year painting from Maine to California.  She has been in over 70 gallery and museum exhibitions.

Among the many awards Larsen has received are an Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional 2016; Masters Signature Silver Medal, American Women Artists National Competition 2016; Best Landscape, American Women Artist National Competition 2017; Award of Excellence given by Quang Ho at the Paso Robles Invitational 2014; First Place, Master’s Division, 63rd Adirondack Art Exhibit, Old Forge, NY 2013; Second Place, Finger Lakes Plein Air, 2013; Juror’s Award, Randy Higee, 6x6 show 2013; Award of Merit, Outdoor Painters Society Southwest Salon 2014; two Honorable Mentions, Oil Painters of American On-line Showcase 2013.

In addition, Ann has been invited to participate in the Artist’s for the New Century Exhibition hosed by the Bennington Center for the Arts and invited by Art of the West Magazine; Sedona Plein Air Festival;  Grand Canyon Plein Air on the Rim; Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Grand Teton Paint out and Exhibit and the Paso Robles, CA Signature Invitational.

Publications include: “Landscape Feature” Article, Art of the West Magazine, 2016, “Artist to Watch”, Southwest Art Magazine, June 2013, “Artist Profile”, Plein Air Magazine, August/September 2013.

Her affiliations include Signature Member Oil Painters of America,  Master Signature Member American Women Artists, Signature Member American Impressionist Society, Signature Member Outdoor Painters Society, Signature Member Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters..

Artist reception will be held on Saturday September 1st   3:00 -5:00 PM Public is welcome