ANN LEMAY

As a child I was fascinated by color and thought being an artist would be terrific.  As an adult, family and my Clinical Psychology practice took up most of my time.  However, as time allowed I studied oil and watercolor with many wonderfully skilled art teachers, such as Lee Rommel, Ann Templeton and Betty Carr in my native New Mexican hometown, Santa Fe, NM and  in Mexico with Evelyn Boren.  I love to paint the vibrant colors created by the intense light emanating from the clear blue Rocky Mountain skies.  This allowed me to express my feelings and appreciation of the beauty in the world around me.  I often paint outside in plein air to replenish my soul and spirit.

I am a juried member of the Santa Fe Art Society.  My work was shown in the Societies Art Shows as well as galleries and exhibits in NM.  Since moving to Aiken I have become active with the Aiken Artist Guild.   I studied Advanced Art at the University of South Carolina at Aiken with Al Beyer and added acrylic paints to my repertoire.  I find studying with talented teacher so renewing and inspiring.  I enjoy sharing my work in galleries and juried shows.

Much of my current work has an abstract and expressive nature making use of my love of color, contrast and distant space.  My strong and deep memories and experience of the high desert clarity is now influenced by the quiet softness of Eastern light.  I try to create a way for the viewer to be drawn into a realm of possibilities and transcendence when viewing my paintings.

Currently my work is in private homes in US and Canada and at the Neurosciences Center at the University of  New Mexico Medical School in Albuquerque.  Locally it is shown at the Aiken Center for the Arts and re-fresh in downtown Aiken, SC.

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