Ann E. Coulter
Ann E. Coulter lives in rural, central Illinois in the midst of wide open spaces, endless horizons and stunning sunsets. Yet time and again the focus of her work is not located in these distant vistas, but in the more intimate landscapes that are close at hand and familiar; places that are right around the corner, or just down the road, or way out back. Changes in weather, light and time of day come into play, further serving to animate these surroundings where nothing looks the same twice, even in the midst of nature’s unwavering timelessness. In the process of making each painting, Coulter is able to explore and study the details of a singular place at a specific moment in time, teasing out discoveries with every line painted and color chosen. Coulter’s paintings provide a descriptive yet poetic visual experience, seeking to give value and voice to this quiet landscape by making something thoughtful and indelible, offering an opportunity to contemplate the nature that surrounds us.
Ann E. Coulter is a life-long resident of Illinois. She received her B.S. degree from Illinois State University, her M.A. from San Diego State University, and her M.F.A. from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She has had over 25 solo exhibitions, participated in over 30 group shows, and is represented in numerous public and private collections throughout the country. Coulter has worked extensively in pastel drawing on paper as well as oil painting on canvas; her work has always been dedicated to exploring the Midwestern landscape. She is currently a full-time artist, maintaining a studio in Peoria’s historic Warehouse District.