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"Nicole" "Michelle" "Lava And The Sea"  
graphite with museum glass graphite with museum glass oil  
11 X 14 inches 11 X 14 inches 18 X 24 inches About the Artist  
19 X 23 inches with Frame 18 X 22 inches with Frame 22 X 28 1/2 inches with Frame    
$ 250 $ 250 $ 1250

Native California Artist, Ann Heskett, began actively creating art at a young age. She is known for her award-winning wildlife and still life paintings and has evolved as an artist to capture the beauty, simplicity, and splendor of land and sea. She became intimately involved with wildlife through the videos produced by family members who traveled the globe. Her personal discoveries have taken her to sanctuaries and local zoos where she has photographed and studied her subjects.

“I once was so close to a tiger cub, I could see every detail of his eyes. He was stunning! When he rolled over on his back, the complexity in the colors emanating from his eyes gave me a chill. It was an emotional moment for me and I rushed home to begin my first serious wildlife painting of two tigers.”

It was here that she first honed her technique and style, painting many colors in the fur. It’s not unusual to see magentas, greens, violets and reds, sometimes Prussian blues and turquoise. They are very subtle and sometimes strong. She plays with color and, at times, will achieve a “happy accident,” as Dan Edmonson suggests in his teaching.

“I believe the designs in nature are perfect--stripes, spots, a white lion’s blue eyes, the leopard’s quietly forceful presence and camouflage. Every time I see these things I feel that a master artist has been at work for eons.”

Ann paints her still life using dramatic light and color to communicate her visual voice. She mixes her paints from life and continues the process from photos taken before fruit and flowers fade and colors change.

Her husband Gary tirelessly photographs her still life and completed paintings. “I’m grateful for his talent and contribution to my world.”
Although mostly self-taught, Ann has had some very dynamic and brilliant instructors.

“I feel blessed for the talent and nurture my instructors have given me.

Mark Carder, an artist who paints presidents and dignitaries
Gary Bergren, celebrated Western Artist
Daniel Edmonson, artist, teacher, and mentor for artists from around the world. He’s the only instructor who can make me laugh and cry at the same time.”

Her career as an executive and consultant in marketing, public relations and promotional design, enriched her creative side. She studied ballet and voice along the way and now paints fulltime.

Ann considers herself to be a lifelong student of the environment, human nature. and art.

 
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"Port Orford Oregon Coast" "Approaching The Storm" "Brass Pots Study"  
oil watercolor oil  
12 X 12 inches 16 X 20 inches 24 X 30 inches  
  18 X 22 inches with Frame 28 X 34 inches with Frame  
$ 350 SOLD    
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"Silver Bowl & Grapes" "Swan Lake" "Tulips"  
oil oil watercolor  
18 X 24 inches 24 X 30 inches 16 X 20 inches  
22 X 27 1/2 32 1/2 X 36 20 X 24 inches with Frame  
$ 1250 $ 1500 SOLD  
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"Tiger At Sunset"

"White Lion Of The Serengeti"

"Golden Lion"  
acrylic on canvas pastel board with museum glass oil on canvas  
20 X 20 inches 18 X 24 inches 24 X 36 inches  
21 1/2 X 21 1/2 with Frame 28 1/2 X 34 1/2 with Frame 30 X 41 inches with Frame
$ 1000 $ 1200 $ 1500
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