*NOVEMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT *
My art is not black and white. Sure, it’s black ink on (usually) white paper, but it is not straightforward in the subject matter. I love to hear the different stories that people pull from my work because they are often very different from what I was thinking about while making the piece.
These stories and narrative are the main themes that connect my work. I am an unabashed bookworm, and this comes through in my explorations of folktales, history, science, and nature.
Visually, I am most interested in pattern and texture, and how these can affect the illusion of depth within a
two-dimensional piece. My choice to focus mainly on black and white allows the viewer and me to focus on the intricate marks my pen makes on paper. Please step into the world of my art, and bring your stories with you. I’d love to hear them.
Ann Vann was born in Tucson, AZ. She lived in several states including Pennsylvania and Texas before earning her BFA from Birmingham-Southern College in 2010. She began exhibiting primarily pen-and-ink work in 2014.
Vann currently lives in Huntsville, AL, with her husband, her cats, and her cactus collection.
You can follow Ann Vann on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @AnnVannArt.