Ann is a professional watercolor artist as well as an art teacher. She has been in many group and solo shows over the years, and is currently showing her work at Northcoast Artists Gallery in Fort Bragg. Her work was recently featured at the Willits Center for the Arts and the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah. She was also a featured artist in Mendo Arts magazine, Fall/2015-Winter/2016. The most recent article written about Ann and her work was published in April 2017. The link to that article can be found on her website.
Ann received her B.A.in Art, with an emphasis in painting, from San Jose State University. She studied drawing and art education at Sonoma State University, and watercolor and fabric design at Mendocino College and the Mendocino Art Center. She has received many awards for her paintings, and her work is in collections all over the world.
In 2015 Ann was commissioned to paint three paintings for the lobby of the new Redwood Health Clinic which is part of Frank Howard Memorial Hospital/Adventist Health in Willits. Last year, Ann was commissioned to paint a watercolor painting for the show, ”Main Street, Then and Now,” which opened in June 2017.
For over 35 years she has taught art to all ages privately, and in the Willits and Ukiah Schools,including La Vida Charter School, The Willits Charter School, and River Oak Charter School in Ukiah. She has received several art grants and has taught watercolor at Mendocino College for twelve years.
In 2009 she was honored as the Mendocino County Art Champion in the category of Artist. Each year, this honor is given to an artist who demonstrates artistic excellence in their chosen discipline, and shows a commitment to strengthening their community by using their artistic accomplishments to benefit the wider community.
She is a member of the Board for the Willits Center for the Arts. In 2014 her watercolor illustrations were included in three books by local authors: Secrets of the Oak Woodlands, Composting Abbie: A Whale of a Story, and The Wind in Me.
Ann also sculpts the garden plaques for Midnight Moon Designs, the business she and her husband, Jon, own. Their work can be seen at Northcoast Artists Gallery in Fort Bragg, and her paintings are in collections all over the world. She also enjoys working with textiles, and her silk and rayon scarves are available at Cat’s Meow in Willits and the Grace Hudson Museum Gift Shop.
She will continue teaching watercolor for Mendocino College at the Ukiah campus this spring. The classes will be on Mon. & Wed., 2:00-5:00PM, beginning January 23, 2017. If you are interested, please contact Mendocino College, 468-3000.
Ann’s cards and prints are also available at Cat’s Meow, Mariposa Market, and The Grace Hudson Museum Gift Store in Ukiah. She and her family live in a rambling house in the countryside of Willits with their 3 cats and 1 dog.
For more information please visit annmaglinte.com