Ann Maureen Meyer’s ink artwork is a visual narrative, combining a representation of the natural beauty of ordinary landscape and sky with prevalent human experience. Believing that there are still depths to explore within the impressionist movement, her work re-investigates the relationship of light depiction, the artistic application of medium, and the making of marks. Yet her work also acknowledges lessons learned from contemporary pixelated digital imagery. Her view is not merely a manipulated image, though. Rather, it is a visual statement intentionally and meticulously worked by hand and clarified by the artist’s unique observation and discernment, utilizing a time-intensive and densely textured pointillism technique that both defies and challenges current popular trends in the visual arts. These are small, concentrated, hand-crafted artworks, in brilliant acrylic ink, that distinguish and affirm the natural environmental space, rural and agricultural settings, and the human experience therein.
Ann Meyer is an artist living and working in West Bend, Wisconsin. Ann has 40 years of experience working in pen and ink, and has exhibited her ink artwork in California, Wyoming and Wisconsin. Her artwork is inspired by landscape, nature and life in Wisconsin. In addition, some of her more recent work also includes studies and landscapes based upon recent travel in France and Italy. Although Ann works in oil, dry media and traditional India ink, much of her current work focuses on rendering visual subjects in acrylic ink utilizing a micro-impressionistic pointillism technique. The work is entirely freehand, densely layered, and exhibits a rich visual texture in its portrayal of landscape and other natural subjects. Ann’s artwork has been recently included in the 2017 Lakefront Festival of Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum, June 16 – 18, 2017.