About Windborne Farm Studio

Ann Ruppert

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Statement:  My art is inspired by the beauty and intricacy of the natural world..  I work to capture the mood, and spirit of nature in all of my art whatever the medium,

 

 

Bio:  Since early childhood I have loved art and painting. As a daughter of an architect and the granddaughter of artists who met while studying at the Stevenson School of Art in Pittsburg, PA. in the early 1900’s. I believe my love of all forms of art is an outgrowth of their work.

When I was twelve years old my Mother gifted me with my first formal art lessons at the YWCA in downtown Washington, D.C. Later as a young adult I entered Catholic University where I studied design, drawing and painting with color school artist, Kenneth Noland.. I graduated from C.U. with a B.A. degree in education and a minor in art.

While raising a family, I continued to study, taking sculpture, art history, drawing and painting at Prince George’s Community College. There, I was a student of Jerry Parsons, Caroline Huff and Doyle Eskew, who had formed a friendship while they were students of H.I. Gates at The American University in Washington, D.C.

When we retired and moved to Pennsylvania I enrolled in classes at Mt. Saint Mary’s University, taking up watercolor painting under the instruction of Walter Nichols and oil painting with Helen Lee Jones.  Most recently I have taken workshops with Albert Handell and Richard McKinley.

Shows and Exhibitions

 

I have exhibited a series of animal woodcut prints at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and have shown watercolor and oil paintings at Mt. Saint Mary’s University, at the Delaplaine Center for the Arts in Frederick, MD. , at Gallery 30 in Gettysburg, PA., at Strathmore Hall in Montgomery County, MD. and the Western Maryland Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD.  I show my work regularly at the Adams County Arts Council, the Franklin County Arts Council in the annual miniature show, and at the Grove Library in 

Chambersburg, PA.