Ann Hart Marquis is a nature lover whose paintings are permeated with her love of color and reflect her lifelong reverence for nature. She has been painting since 2000. She studied painting in France, New Mexico and Chicago.
Ann has exhibited and sold her work since 2005 and her paintings are in many private collections. Since that time, Ann has shown her work in well-received solo and group exhibits at various venues and galleries in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Born in San Francisco, Ann grew up in the hills of Bennett Valley in Sonoma County, California.
There she spent her childhood immersed in the beauty of the countryside. Later she spent eight years in Miami, Florida, where she first saw the vivid colors used by Cuban artists and observed their interest in painting the world around them.
She now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The unique quality and play of light which graces the “Land of Enchantment” and the colors of the Southwest are influences that can be seen in Ann’s works. Her travels to other countries and an ongoing love of the French countryside are reflected in many of her paintings.
Most importantly, Ann is clearly interested in creating images that are representative of mood and feeling and serve to evoke an emotional connection between the viewer and nature. Her works have an abstract quality that both stimulates the imagination and encourages personal interpretations by the viewer.
In 2006 Ann became the Art Director of Camera Arts Magazine. During that time, she focused on viewing submitted images and fine art photographs from around the world.
Recently she assumed the same position and duties with Shadow and Light Magazine, which is an online photography publication. She uses her knowledge of her painting experience while assessing photographic images.