Ann Marie Vaughn holds a B.A. in art from Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts, and a Master of Arts from Case Western Reserve and the Cleveland Institute of Art. In 1989, she was certified to teach visual art.
Most of her teaching has been in high school, community college and private classes. Workshops and classes are now held in various parts of the country and in her Woodcrest Studio in Richmond, Virginia.
Ann’s versatility enables her to accept commissions to paint any subject requested. Whether from life or on location, realistic impressionism is her favorite style of painting flowers, figures, and landscapes.
As a portrait artist, she is known for her ability to capture a fresh likeness while developing a fine art composition.
She travels extensively and has discovered interesting people and motifs to paint in Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Jamaica, Turkey, Greece, Monaco, the Caribbean, and the United States.
Ann works in oil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and mixed media.
You may find additional information about Ann Marie Vaughn in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. In addition, Anne's paintings may be seen at the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond.
All of my life I have thought of myself as an artist. This concept has always been integral to my self-perception. To be able to share my work with others is a joyful, fulfilling experience.
The flowers, figures and landscapes I paint are done from life or on location. I paint the oils from photographs I took on the U. S. mainland, in Hawaii, in Europe or in Mexico. All of my mixed media abstracts are free expressions of design.
Different techniques are exciting to me. Portraying flowing water and pigments in watercolor, building textural effects in pastel and laying on impasto paint in oil all provoke enthusiasm.
Choosing subject matter is the most difficult aspect of painting for me. If I am particularly taken by something–a sunset, the way the colors change objects in light, the magnitude of a broad landscape, the line of a figure or the comfortable position one takes–these things spark the artistic process.