Ann Schaefer

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Ann Schaefer - Blue and Gold - oil
Ann Schaefer - Smith Island Greens - oil
Ann Schaefer - Lilypons Vista - oil
Ann Schaefer - Old Barn Light Pouring In - oil

Ann is an outdoor artist, gaining her inspiration from the places she paints. The excitement in her work comes from the rapid, fresh brushstrokes and color choices to catch the light of a particular place and time. She works primarily in Maryland, in the area surrounding Washington, DC, Frederick County, and the Eastern Shore. She paints in organized plein air events in the mid-Atlantic and Key West, and has won awards in many group shows.


A Fine Arts graduate of George Washington University, many of her classes were at the Corcoran School of Art. She has always thought of herself as an artist, from childhood, encouraged by the adults around her, including many gifted teachers. Studying at the High School of Music and Art, and growing up in New York City, art was everywhere, and museums were better than playgrounds. After a career in Federal environmental programs, she is able to pursue art more intensively, and hopes that her paintings will remind us all how precious and fragile our world really is. In addition to Gallery 209, her work is always on view at Gallery 322, in Frederick, MD.