Ann grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. As a child she enjoyed drawing and painting and had planned to major in Fine Art, but changed her mind when she went to college choosing English instead. Ann's interest in drawing and painting remained despite her lack of formal art study. Her early artistic works were self taught accomplishments, painting sporadically over the years as she and her husband raised their family, moving where their military orders directed.Today, Ann studies with well known artists through workshops. She paints a variety of subjects: landscapes, still life, florals and people and is the recipient of numerous awards. She has works in many private collections.