The Short & The Sweet
Mostly a self-taught painter, but a natural born creative. No “grandmother was an artist" story for me. In fact, I never knew any of my grandparents. Sad, I know. I don’t think they were artists though. My mother was a creative soul. Grand cook, skilled seamstress, an eye for color and detail. Did I inherit my creativity from her? Who knows. What I do know is that I’ve been attracted to color and form from a very early age.
Over educated for what I want to do with my life. Science (animal science) and fine arts (interior architecture & design) degrees. Both studies play a role in my current artistic endeavors.
Left-brain, right-brain highly functioning individual.
Animals are the best. Especially dogs. And horses. And elephants.
I create art because I simply must do so. To stay sane. To be happy.
I write because I can’t help myself. The words come and I put them down on paper.
Life is good in Colorado. Nature is my church and my therapy. I share my life with Finn, the most awesomeness dog ever.
Oh, and I’m a mom. The boy is grown now and lives two states away, but is, and will forever be, my most important creation.
Grateful Every Day. Find Your Peace. Live Life Wonderful!
Ann Marie, you're one of the strongest and most solid people i know. You may not realize it but you naturally lend your strength and support to everyone around you. You're not just a rock, you're a mountain! -David R.
I don't know how many times to say it but you inspire me Ann Marie. -Sofia
Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself and reminding us we always have a choice! You inspire me! - Stacey
Wow. You are one wise, wonderful and funny gal. With a never-ending spirit. -Rhonda
You inspire me Ann! To want to work towards my dream come true. To want that peace of mind that I am so lacking. To want to fill my life with live, life, wonderful! Love you! ~Linda
I think Ann Marie is a great teacher. You can tell she enjoys teaching people to find and use their creativity! ~Workshop participant