Ann Was born in New Orleans but grew up in New Mexico, and lives in Las Cruces, NM. Ann's love of the Southwest is reflected in her brightly-colored paintings, emphisizing the tri-cultural traditions of the area. Ann is largely self taught, but has studied figure drawing with noted
artists Carl Coker and Joe Hidalgo. She has studied watercolors and pastels in workshops and classes with various artists, including Albert Handell.
Ann paints with pastels and watercolor, preferring pastels for portraiture. Recently, Ann has turned to another passion in her pastels of florals. Ann
has been in juried and judged exhibitions in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. She was poster artist for the Southern New Mexico Wine and Chile Festival and for the St. Genevieves Festival. She was in an invitational group showing in the Governor's Gallery in Santa Fe.
All of Ann's portratiture and figuarative work was done using models and imagination.
Ann has recently been experimenting with fractals and is loving the wonderful, exciting world fractals reveal.