Ann DeLaurentis is a regional artist working in watercolor and etching, and is primarily known for her color intensive “post-precisionist” urban structural paintings and up-close floral studies.
She has had more than 20 solo exhibits, and is a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and Philadelphia Water Color Society, and a 24 year member of the Echo Valley Art Group.
She has been a photography teacher on the high school level, taught watercolor as a college adjunct teacher, and has taught watercolor and etching workshops in her studio. Her artwork has been published in Watercolor Artist Magazine and American Artist Magazine. Ann has been a Juror Panelist for the Artists in Education Program, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and a juror for a large number of art exhibits and competitions, including the Mount Gretna Art Show, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Member Exhibit, York and Lancaster County Art Association exhibits, and Lancaster County Young Artists. Her work has been highly collected in this area and in Philadelphia and other regions.
“For me, the creation of art is all about pouring energy into a surface, building an image that holds a force of creative energy for the viewer to absorb. For some time, I have been exploring the dynamics of space, line, and color, as I view them in both urban and rural landscapes, and in both geometric and natural forms. My intent is to look between the obvious spaces in front of me, including in that view the reflections in windows and doors, the shadows cast on walls, the extension of an organic line into the space beyond the object, resulting in the creation of abstract forms that represent the energy of that space and time. My floral paintings are about exotic organic forms, vibrant colors, and the delicate movement of flowers and leaves in their natural settings. They could never be considered “still life” paintings, but my interpretations of the plants’ energy and life, and their interaction with the air and forms around them.”