Ann Winston Brown

I believe in the love of painting, stepping up to the canvas, not knowing the outcome is my greatest challenge.

I use painting and printmaking as a medium to translate impressions, emotions and memories into a visual format. My mixed media work explores a variety of technique, primarily texture, which is influenced by my background as a textile designer.

I develop my work without preconceptions, letting the paintings and prints take form from a mixture of inner-outer dialogue, observations and chance discoveries.

My work is about striving for future knowledge, continually experimenting both conceptually and technically. The work is as much about the materials as it is about ideas. Using materials ranging from oil, acrylics, gesso, sand and collage elements, I build layer upon layer of visual information. Certain parts become obscured by later applications others bleed through from under paintings forming the mixed media work.

I draw on a store of conscious, unconscious, fragmented and complete visual experiences. Once abstracted, many of these impressions merge into a vocabulary of color, form, line and texture, which repel and attract, overlap and intertwine.

There is an intriguing thematic diversity in my work each bearing individual characteristics yet all supported by a convincing harmony of style. There is imbedded in my paintings a perceptual and emotional challenge, which is left for the viewer to discover. In the end it is the mysterious that I love in painting. It is the stillness and the silence. I want my work to posses, to bewitch, to take the viewer on a journey of discovery. I want my art to take effect very slowly, to possess, to bewitch, to take the viewer on a journey of discovery.

13 Shore Rd.
Edgewater, New Jersey 07020
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Mind's Eye      18x24     Transfer Print with CollageAsticou Pond       21x25       LithographMaine Leaves      24x32       LithographBack Door Dubrovnik       15x22       LithographBehind the Walls       20x20       Lithograph
Deep Space       30x40        Mixed Media/AcrylicGrand Illusions       24x24       Acrylic/CollageHomecoming        24x24        Mixed Media/CollageLanguage of Color     30x30      Mixed MediaLive The Dream      24x24      Mixed Media
Metaphor       36x36       Acrylic/CollageMorning Mist       24x32       MonotypeOne of a Kind       24x24       Mixed MediaPicture Perfect       25x32       Monotype       Random Order       24x29        Monotype
State of Consciousness     15x30     Mixed Media PrintTransformations      36x36      Mixed Media CollageBathed in Beauty      24x36      Mixed Media CollageAbstracts      23x27      Lithograph/Mixed MediaPersonal Tribute      24x24      Mixed Media/Collage