Abstract Painting Journey

Abstract expressionist paintings are stories without words. They convey a feeling or idea that is created by the artist using their internal intuition. Marks, colors, brushstrokes, shapes etc. are used in an improvised way. What happens next depends on what came before. The artist takes a journey without a preplanned destination. It is this mysterious process to achieve a new thing of beauty with a life of its own that is the magic.

Ann will share the process she uses to take this journey. Beginning with some exercises to explore individual mark making the class will start and work on the elements of design that will make our paintings our own.

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Ann Osgood was raised in Southern California and left to finish a BFA in Drawing and Painting at the University of Hawaii. A bit after graduating Ann moved to the base of the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. The desert immediately cast a spell and she has lived here since then. Ann opened The Upstairs Gallery in Apache Junction and taught for Central Arizona College. She attended Arizona State University as a graduate student. Eventually, she moved to Deer Valley and taught in public schools for many years. Now she is a full-time painter who enjoys working in a variety of styles.

Ann Osgood’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at The Shemer Art Center, ASU Downtown Vault Gallery, Sisao Gallery, (9) the Gallery, and was featured as the artist at Serendipity Labs on Camelback. She has been the winning artist in many group shows and competitions, including First Place in the Sonoran Desert Plein Air Event and Purchase Awards in several City of Glendale Plein Air events. Her work is in collections across the country.

$70 (Members) $80 (Non-Members)