Solo exhibition by Ann Larsen.
Ann Larsen was born in Louisville, Kentucky and began traveling and living throughout the United States at the age of 18. Having studied at Indiana University, the Rhode Island School of Design and finally receiving a Bachelor of Art degree while living in Oklahoma, her family relocated to Denver where for the next 5 years she painted across the west from Colorado to California. Her love of landscape continued for the next 20 years while living in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. Although, living in a beautiful part of the country, where plein air painting is a challenge almost any time of year, Ann also spends time painting on the coast of Maine and Massachusetts. One of her most memorable trips was a week of painting on iconic Monhegan Island, Maine. She states that, “being able to walk in the footsteps of some of the country’s greatest painters was incredibly inspiring.”
Larsen’s approach to the landscape is to simplify as much as possible to make the boldest statement. "I want my viewers to know how I felt about a place when I painted it by suggesting a subject with thick and vibrant brushstrokes."
Northlight Gallery in Kennebunkport, ME states, Anne's work exhibits the careful,
thoughtful hand of an artist deeply committed to both her medium and her environment. Ann is able to suggest the power, grace and mood of her subject as she captures the essence of New England in her landscapes and seascapes.”
Memberships include being a Signature Member of Oil Painters of American, Signature Member of American Impressionist Society and an Out of State Artist Member of the California Art Club.
Larsen has been in over 90 exhibitions and museum shows in which her awards include two Awards of Excellence from OPA Eastern Regional Exhibitions; Silver Medal as a Master Signature, American Women Artists National Exhibition and Best Landscape, American Women Artists; Dickenson Signature Member Award, American Impressionist Society National Exhibition 2021.
Visit Larsen’s website to view more work, www.annlarsen.com