About The artist
"I am in love with the natural world. Every answer is right there within it, just waiting for us to notice. It tells us stories about where we come from. The natural world grounds us and teaches us with her beauty about lasting joy and who we truly are. I will never tire of interpreting her perfect shapes, colors and moods."
Art by Anna Ayres originates from Vermont, where Ayres was born and raised, surrounded by the four seasons of the natural world. In winter, the Ayres family skated by lantern on iced-over cornfields. A dammed waterfall in the woods transformed into a cool swimming oasis in summer. The four seasons of the rural VT landscape are full of undeniable magic that ignited Ayres's creativity as a child and continues to influence it today.
Ayres began painting while at the University of Vermont where she minored in Studio Art and had the good fortune to take an acrylic painting course. After graduation, she spent her spare time travelling to the western United States, Europe, Costa Rica and Mexico. Each return to VT inspired Ayres to continue exploring her artistic inclination. Mostly self-taught, she picked up a fondness for oil painting along the way and now also enjoys exploring the fluidity of watercolor.
Ayres shares her time between St Petersburg, FL and Vermont. She works for two non-profits in the St Petersburg community: Nomad Art Bus and Creative Clay. Both non-profits promote the enriching power of the arts in underserved communities. For more information regarding these organizations and how you can help, visit:
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