Ann Curley began drawing as a child and then moved on to oils, pastel, and watercolor. She found watercolor unpredictable, intriguing, and energizing.
Ann is a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore and has drawn much inspiration from the ocean and marine locale. Other favorite subjects include floral, still life, landscapes, and house portraits.
Her paintings are in many private collections. Ann has had several one-person shows and has been accepted in numerous juried shows, where her paintings have won various awards. She has judged many juried shows and has taught oils and watercolors. She has worked on graphics for several educational videos.
Ann is an exhibiting member of the Guild of Creative Art, associate member of New Jersey Watercolor Society, associate member of Garden State Watercolor Society, a member of the Monmouth Arts Council and the Monmouth Arts Gallery, and an exhibitor in the Monmouth Festival of the Arts. Three of her paintings were recently exhibited at Lincoln Center.
She has served as vice president of the Executive Board of the Guild of Creative Art and is past editor of the monthly newsletter. She is also an Executive Board member of the Monmouth Arts Gallery, serving as corresponding secretary. She handles teachers and workshop schedules and is co-chairman of jurying exhibiting and associate artists. Additionally, she teaches watercolor at the Guild of Creative Art.
Her training includes Hartford School of Art, Brookdale Community College, and the Art Students League, and she holds a degree in fine arts. She has attended numerous workshops by prominent artists such as Don Stone, Tony VanHassett, Roger Curtis, Tom Nicolas, Mel Stabin, Jean Spicer, and Nita Engle. She has also studied under local artists Roberta Carter Clark, Pat Lafferty, and Mary Sheean.