Ann Vann Art | Whimsical Black and White Illustrations

Huntsville, Alabama

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Last updated on Nov 17, 2018

New print size now available! 5x7 matted for 8x10 frames.



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I love to hear the different stories that people pull from my work, because they are often very different from what I was thinking about while making the piece.

Narrative is the theme that runs through my work. I am an unabashed bookworm, and this comes through in my explorations of folktales, history, science and nature.

Visually, I am most interested in pattern and texture, and how these effect the illusion of depth within a two-dimensional piece.

My choice to create mainly on black and white allows the viewer to focus on the intricate marks my pen makes on paper.

Please step into the world of my art, and bring your stories. I’d love to hear them.

My original pen-and-ink drawings are very intricate. The time-intensive craftsmanship of each piece means commissioning and making each work is a commitment.

I wanted to make my artwork more accessible while still offering quality. To do this, I've started selling archival-quality prints of my original drawings.

After drawing an image in pen and ink, I scan it at a high resolution and then optimize it for printing in Photoshop.

Each piece is printed on acid-free card-stock with archival inks. I then mat each print, and ship them in stay-flat mailers.

I graduated with a BFA in sculpture and drawing in 2010. In 2012, I moved to Huntsville, AL with my husband, Joe, to be near his family. I started a small art gallery, selling my drawings and work by other Huntsville artists.

A costly medical emergency led to my closing the gallery and working as an instructor at a local Maker's Lab.

Right now, I juggle teaching part-time with freelancing and making my art. I'm incredibly lucky to have my family in my corner. I couldn't do this without them.

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