Ann Hart Marquis is a nature lover. Her paintings are permeated with love of color. They are a reflection of her lifelong reverence for nature. She began painting 2000. She studied painting in France, New Mexico and Chicago.
Ann started exhibiting her work in 2005. Since that time, she exhibited in well-received solo and group exhibits at various venues and galleries in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her paintings are in many private and commercial collections.
Born in San Francisco, Ann grew up in the hills of Bennett Valley in Sonoma County, California. She spent her childhood immersed in the beauty of the countryside. Later she spent eight years in Miami, Florida. There she first saw the vivid colors that Cuban artists use and observed their interest in painting the world around them.
She now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There is a unique quality and play of light which graces the “Land of Enchantment”. The colors of the Southwest influence Ann’s works. Her travels to other countries and an ongoing love of the countryside are reflected in many of her paintings.
Ann is clearly interested in creating images that are representative of mood and feeling. They 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.