Ann Stefani
   Ann Stefani is a multiple international award winning artist._                       Biography


  I have been painting since February of 2006, and have tried to learn necessary skills, as well as, enjoy all the attempts to execute them.   The one thing that I have learned, is that you can only fail, if you do not try.  I strive to improve my abilities, having gone to many symposiums, art conventions, seminars, work shops, and lessons by professional, and renowned North American artists.  I have learned diverse information and many techniques, that have helped me in producing my own style and design.    I have had limited showing, but have been fortunate enough to have won at small country fairs, taking many "Judges Special Awards", as well as placing first in the 2008 “Beginners Category” of the “North Light Book” competition, with over 70 entries from all over the world.  I have also placed 4th, in the 2009 "Beginners Category" of the same competition, with over 83 entries, again from all over the world.  I am so grateful for the confidence that these wins, big and small, have given me.  I have won acclaim from professional artists, as well as the general public, and I have become more skillful, while my art work has become more refined.
   I work mostly in water colors, but I also work in acrylics, soft and oil pastels, and “pen and ink”.  My subject matter has  been dog and horse portraits.  These subjects are dear to my heart.  However, I am expanding to include landscapes, seascapes, people, and still life.
   I am involved with many local art groups, in southwestern Ontario, including being the past membership chairperson, on the executive committee of the A.R.A.  I have lived my entire life in the Windsor-Essex County region.  Since retiring from Ford Motor Company, in 2000, I have traveled and enjoyed painting in many other locals, world wide.   I have striven to improve my abilities  with some of the best artists in Canada, and the U.S. mid west.

                                                          I sign all of my work


Mission Statement

I can say, that I really enjoy the act of picking up a brush, and making something appear on a blank piece of paper.   To watch it evolve, and rise like a phoenix from the ashes.   And to know that everyone can do it, if they try.

 Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature, into his picture.
Henry Ward Beecher—(1813-1887)