About The Artist

image I use oil paint on canvas or hand-stretched hemp/linen, or hemp/silk. I love the natural, uneven texture of the hemp/linen. I try to preserve the surface by building thin layers of wash. The hemp/silk requires four coats of gesso and has a batik quality.

I am always on the lookout for a compelling landscape whether I am in the city or countryside. I am more interested in the mood of a place than a photographic interpretation.

I strive to capture the fleeting moments of twilight, the sky just before the storm, or the wet earth after the rain. My goal is to give an honest impression of the light, color and contour of the land I see.

To me, Wisconsin is a banquet of changing weather. It is the perfect place to be a painter.

- Ann Powell