Spending time with Ann McCray let me into the world of  an artist possessing many talents. Some of these are writing, painting, and photography, but it is her work on canvas that dominates her space and really embodies the energy in her art.

Captured in bold strokes and palette, Ann works in oils, and often creates abstractions of water, trees, sky and flowers. Her paintings are suited to large, airy spaces where light and distance combine to emphasize a sense of freedom.

According to Ann, her personal goal in her work is to marry beauty with function, while at the same time, harmonizing space. To quote: ” A person’s visual experience is psychologically and emotionally significant to a positive life experience. The human heart rests in beauty”. Building on that, Ann has seen her work displayed in a veteran’s clinic in Lufkin, Texas, a church in Kalispell, Montana and cancer treatment facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio and Amarillo, Texas.

Ann has an aura of calmness and spirituality that is immediately felt in her presence and it makes you feel very much at home. It is also evident in her work.

Ann has been painting for 20 years. She is represented by several galleries in North and South Carolina. In Wilmington, she is represented by New Elements Gallery, 216 North Front Street(910-343-8997). You should stop by and see her wonderful work.

Ann also has created several preview books of her art and poetry and these are available at Blurb by clicking here.

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  1. […] from her home studio in Wilmington. More photographs of Ann at work in her studio are available at Rick Ricozzi Photography’s blog. Preview books of much of her work can be explored at http://www.blurb.com . single-artists.php […]