Bio

I invite you to read more about my background in art. You’ll find information on my studios, where I’ve studied and taught, awards, memberships, community service, juror experience, exhibitions.  My paintings have  been featured in various media outlets.  You might also be interested in reading my Artist Statement.

Artist, studio at Great Falls, member of GFS artists.

Associate Artist, Torpedo Factory Art Center, member The Associates Gallery, Studio 319

Artist, ArtSquare Studios closed  February 28, 2014

Artist, King Street Studios, Leesburg, VA  now closed.  May reopen.

BFA George Washington University

Studied – William Woodward, Frank Wright, Arthur Hall Smith

Corcoran Gallery of Art – Studied – Gene Davis (Washington Color School artist)

Graduate Studies – George Washington University & George Mason University

Grant from George Washington University, Columbian Women

Art League studied with – Danni Dawson, Diane Tessler, Rick Weaver, Tania Karpowitz

LAA studied – Dodie Petro – Kurt Schwarz

Studio – Torpedo Factory Art Center 1979-1984

Artist in Residence, Art Barn – Pierce Mill National Capitol Park Service, DC

Associate Artist, Torpedo Factory Art Center (present)

Teaching

2006 –  Prevous – teaching Drawing and Painting,  Leesburg

2006 – Private drawing and painting classes

  • 1991-2006 Substitute teacher, Loudoun County & Fairfax County Public school K-12
  • 1980-1984 Beginning Painting & Painters Camera at NOVA Community College
  • 1980-1982 Drawing – Ages 7 to teens. Sugarland Run Community Center
  • 1982 Volunteer Art Teacher, Meadowland Elementary School
  • 1980  Artist in Residence – Art Barn Gallery, National Capitol Park Service, DC

Awards

Del Ray Artisans Award, Figure painting Eve.

Honorable Mention in Painting, Art League 2009
Juror: Joy Luke Turner

Award of Merit, Art League, City Hall, Alex. VA
Juror:  Barbara Wolanin, Curator – U.S. Capitol 2008

1st Place in Drawing, Waterford Foundation
Juror:  Kathy Wilkin

Honorable Mention in Painting, Waterford Foundation
Juror:  William Woodward

Equal Award, Art League Gallery
Juror:  Regina Greenspun

2nd Place in Painting, Rockville Arts
Juror:  JoAnn Lewis

Memberships

Great Falls Studio, artist association

Loudoun Academy of the Arts Foundation

Loudoun Sketch Club, Treasurer -President 1982 and Member 1980-Present

President, Loudoun Arts Council 1995-1997 – Founding Member-

Loudoun Arts Council,  Art in the Village, previous Co-op Gallery

Editor, LAC newletter ART LIFE 1987-1997

President, National League of American Pen Women 1994-1997 – Member

Columbian Women of GWU 1976 – Present

GWU, Columbian College, Alumni Assoc., VP Marketing

Phi Alpha Theta, International History Honor Society, GMU

National Association of Realtors,  NVAR No.VA Association of Realtors 1989-Present

DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution

Society Daughters of 1812

VIRGINIANS for the ARTS

Community Service

Chair, Thomas Balch Library Mural Artist Selection & Theme Committees

Chair, Art Advisory Committee, George Washington University – Ashburn

Chair, Concert & Conversation Series, GWU – Ashburn

Arts Council of Fairfax, Creative Arts Programs (CAPS)  1990 – Present

Chair, Cultural Subcommittee, Loudoun Tourism 1995-1997

Tourism Volunteer Award

Loudoun Hospital Fund Raising Committee

Loudoun Academy of the Arts board member

Director, Aldie Mill Art Show and Sale – 1999-2002

Artistic Advisor, LAUGHS Storytelling Festival  – 2000-2002

Appointed by Mayor & Town Council, Leesburg Public Art Task Force 2005-2006

Member, Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee  2002-present

Juror Experience

  • 1997-2007 Art Council of Fairfax, Creative Arts Programs (CAPS) Showcases
  • 1997 Chair Regional Art Competition, Loudoun Arts Council and GWU –Ashburn
  • 1996-2001 GWU- Ashburn, Art Advisory (chair 2 yrs)
  • 2001  Loudoun Education Foundation, “Sculpting A Legacy”
  • 2000-2001  Chair, Artist Selection Committee, Balch Library Mural
  • 1998-2007  Fine Arts Festival, Loudoun County Public Schools
  • 1998-2002  Aldie Mill, Art Show and Sale
  • 1997  Childrens Art, K-12 – American OnLine, Internet Calendar
  • 1982  Childrens Art Exhibit, Meadowland Elementary School
  • 1981  Childrens Art Exhibit, Catoctin Elementary School

Exhibitions

2014  Solo Exhibition at Gallery One, Loudoun county office building.  Exhibit will be on view May 20-July 7

2014  Loudoun Landscapes at GWU,  Ashburn Campus

.  2014    League of Reston Artists, Rose Gallery

.  2013    Blanche Ames Gallery, Frederick,  MD

    2010 ArtSpace -Solo exhibit, Herndon,VA

  • 2009 Artist Studio Tour, Leesburg
  • 2009 Think Pink, Franklin Park
  • 2009 Something Hot,
  • 2009   Geo.Wash. U., Ashburn,  Landscape exhibit
  • 2008  Gallery 222, Leesburg,VA,  Realism Exhibit, Group Show
  • 2008  Aldie Mill, Juried Group Show
  • 2008 Art in City Hall, Alexandria, VA, Art League
  • 2007 Creighton Farms, L. Sketch Club, Oatlands, Aldie Mill, Millwood
  • 2007 Gallery 222, Juror, Danni Dawson
  • 2006 Gallery 222, Juror, Danni Dawson
  • 2006 Oatlands, Juried exhibit
  • 2005 Gallery 222, Juror, Lisa Semarad
  • 2005 Loudoun Sketch Club, Juror, Jacqueline Saunders
  • 2004 Gallery 222, Juror, Joe Shannon
  • 2004 Sumner Museum, Wash.,DC, juried exhibit
  • 2004 Loudoun Sketch Club, Gallery 222
  • 2003 King Street Studios, Loudoun County Govt. Building
  • 2001-2004 King Street Studios, Leesburg, VA, studios
  • 2001 George Washington University, Ashburn, Group Exhibit
  • 2001-2002 Loudoun Academy of Art, Group Exhibit, Leesburg, VA
  • 1999-2001 Group Exhibit, Ashburn Title Company
  • 1996-1998 Royal Street Gallery, member artist
  • 1990  Solo Exhibit, Loudoun County Admin., Leesburg
  • 1980  Solo Exhibit, Loudoun County Admin., Leesburg

Numerous Juried Exhibits – Art League, Alex. VA

Numerous Juried Exhibits – Loudoun Sketch Club

Numerous Juried Exhibits – Nat’l League of American Pen Women

FACTORY FIVE artists, Torpedo Factory group exhibits

Marvin Center, GWU, exhibits

Montgomery College, student exhibits

Numerous Juried Exhibits – Rockville MD (Art League)

In the Media – Articles, Interviews, Video

.    March 2015, Washington Post, painting Color Passages, “Layers Exhibit”, Assoc. Gallery

  • May 21, 2004 Article –  Loudoun Friday Times, Loudoun Times-Mirror, by Eileen M.  Carlton.  Featured Ann Noel, “Portrait of an Artist, A Real ‘People Person’,   The many faces of painter Ann Noel.
  • 2005 – Interviewed in Studio, Leesburg,VA for “Art Scape”, TV Cable 3
  • 2006 – Filmed working in Studio (King Street Studios) by Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association
  • 2007 – Elan Magazine art
  • 2007 – The Loudoun Connection, art work and interview
  • 2010 – Interviewed by Washington Post (Loudoun), Loudoun Independent

2010 – Elan Magazine, exhibit at ArtSpace, Herndon,VA
Paintings in Public and Private Collections