Becoming an oil painter is Ann Tristani’s response to a lifetime of appreciating the wonder of creation. After a childhood of romping through ravines and climbing trees, a college career majoring in biology and studio art, followed by marriage and raising four children, teaching oil painting classes and working as a floral designer, it is with great passion that Ann responds to all of this on canvas.
As an artist Ann has grown from being mostly self-taught to an artist who has over the last decade made it a priority to study with, paint with, and learn from many of the greatest Master Artists of our time. Ann is inspired by the way the light falls on a subject and hopes to draw viewers to ponder a moment of beauty they might not otherwise have recognized. The values, colors, shapes, and edges of a landscape or an object are what Ann is captivated by and compelled to paint in her expressive, impressionistic paintings as she continually strives to capture more perfectly the intangible effects of light, air, and distance.