I am forever intrigued by the affects of light on objects, color and texture and by the interesting patterns created by shadows. This dance between light and shadow is what continues to inspire me to paint and to explore their ever changing dynamic.

November 21, 2014

Gilbert Visual Art League 5 x 7 Show and Benefit Sale

I donated these eight paintings to the Gilbert Visual Art League (GVAL) for its 5 x7 mini show, held Nov. 15 on the lawn of Postino Wine Cafe in downtown Gilbert.  It was a sunny and moderately warm day in the mid 70s--a great day to be outdoors to view over 70 other paintings contributed by other fellow GVAL members.  Commissions from all sales went toward the guild's high school senior scholarship project and annual juried show.  Thank you to all patrons and visitors who stopped by and purchased art for a good cause.  If you didn't make it to this years show, look for the event next year.  It's a great opportunity to find one-of-a-kind pieces of original art and gifts for the holidays.  More of my art can be viewed on my website at

November 20, 2014

Surprise Invitational 2014
The Surprise Invitational art show opened November 15 and runs through December 18 at the West Valley Arts HQ gallery.   There was a full house at Opening Reception night with many people enjoying the art and the wonderful jazz band in the courtyard. Talented one-and two-dimensional artists are represented in this show.  It is a pleasure to have my oil painting, Waiting for Twilightbe a part of this event.  I hope you can stop by to see the exhibit. It is open to the public with free admission.

You can see more of my work on my website at .   

Waiting for Twilight, oil, 18 x 24

August 14, 2014

Honorable Mention Award

Orchard, Woodstock Farm    16 x 16 inches,  oil

Honorable Mention Award

Awards Juror, Mitchell Albala
NW Landscapes Intimate show
 artEAST Art Gallery, Issaquah, WA
Northwest Landscapes Intimate Show

 These two oil paintings were accepted into the juried show, "Northwest Landscapes Intimate," at artEAST Art Gallery in Issaquah, WA.  The show of collective works runs to August 28th.   

Orchard, Woodstock Farm    16 x 16 inches, oil

Late Afternoon    16 x 20 inches, oil

June 9, 2014

Exploring the Southwest through Paint
 My new series of oil paintings, Exploring the Southwest through Paint, is currently being exhibited at DIS on Cornwall Avenue in downtown Bellingham, WA.  The show is up through the months June and July.  Stop by to see what I've been up to this past winter.

March 6, 2014

GVAL Artists Reception           
 The March 1st opening reception of the Gilbert Visual Art League Juried Fine Art Show was well attended.  The Gallery was full of artists and guests.  The art was enjoyed by all ages.

Ribbons were hung for the art work in the judging categories of Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media, DrawingPhotography, and Best of Show.  Winning artists received awards.

The art can be viewed and purchased through March 29 in the Gallery at the Gilbert Historical Museum, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please come by to see a diverse selection of fine art.

February 16, 2014

Accepted into Juried Show
Now it's time to get busy framing.  These three paintings have been accepted into the Gilbert Visual Art League Juried Fine Art Show and Sale, March 1-29, 2014, in the Gallery of the Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 S. Gilbert Rd, Gilbert Arizona.

February 5, 2014

Gilbert Visual Art League
11th Annual Juried Fine Art Show and Sale -- March 2014

                                                                                                   Phoenix Rising,  18 x 24, oil  by Ann Wallace

                               (Awarded 2nd Place, Oils  2013)                              
Come view and have the opportunity to purchase the best of artists' works at the Gilbert Visual Art League Fine Art Show in the Gallery at the Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ 85233.  The show runs throughout the month of March, closing March 29.

Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments at the opening reception March 1, 6 to 8 p.m. and/or the closing reception, March 29, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The show can be visited Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the historical museum operation hours.

November 30, 2013

Superstition Mountain
16" x 20", oil
The painting found a home this summer before I had finished it!  This image is of Superstition Mountain, which is part of the mountain range commonly referred to as the Superstitions located in Arizona east of Phoenix. My goal was to capture a mood that conveyed the mystery associated with the legends and lore of the mountain range.

November 21, 2013

At Old Borego
18" x 24", oil

This studio work is based on a plein air piece that I painted this past spring 2013 during a trip to Borrego Springs, California.

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