A vibrant and prolific artist and author.
Ann constantly explores new ways and dynamics in painting. Her quirky, humorous, yet profound insightful art, asks questions that provoke the viewer to seek answers to.
She has written ten books, five of which have been published in the UK for worldwide distribution and translated across 14 different languages.
Ann has an exceptionally rich spectrum of professional and personal experience, abilities and talents to draw from. Her overall expression is one of change through consciousness and creation.
Having spent nearly two decades as a Commercial Artist, Ann began to indulge her passion for painting more seriously in 1997 since which time she has been a full time artist, work shop presenter and writer.
She has participated in a large number of group and solo exhibitions both locally and abroad and her paintings and constructions now hang both internationally and locally.
With sales in excess of 800 paintings per year, Ann is now South Africa's best selling female artist. 226 Of her works hang in the Absolute Hotel in Lemerick Ireland, while she has done a number of other commissions for large corporate organisations.
Personal Motivation: " I believe we start by learning to express ourselves creatively in the physical form. If we pursue this passion with courage, diligence and discipline, we come to the realization that we are the canvas and as such, are both the creator and the creation. Creativity then becomes who we are, not just what we hang on the wall." Ann Gadd