Studio 37: Ann Switzer
Ann received a BA from Northwestern University and a BFA with distinction from the California College of Art in 1989. She continued studies in illustration at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. From 1996 to 2003 Ann owned the Switzer Gallery in Tiburon, CA where she represented the work of many local artists. She is a signature member of the California Watercolor Association and her work has been published in the books, American Art Collector and Art of Northern California.
After specializing for many years in floral watercolors, I began experimenting with oils. I studied plein air painting with several wonderful artists including George Strickland, and Skip Whitcomb. While painting outdoors was enjoyable, dealing with the elements was often difficult. I was fortunate to then study still life painting with Greg Kreutz and more recently John Morra. These talented artists helped me develop an appreciation and a passion for contemporary American realism.
I paint from life and enjoy creating colorful and sometimes whimsical arrangements of everyday objects. My goal is to portray the beauty and charm that can be found in ordinary things.
phone: (415) 927-9002
studio hours: call for an appointment