Ann Meade D.A.

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Biography

Ann Meade is Scottish. As a child she lived in India where her father was a cartographer for the British Survey of India. When he died the family returned to Scotland where her education included a Higher Leaving Certificate at Saint Columbus School, Kilmacolm, and a Diploma of Art from Glasgow School of Art. There she studied drawing and painting, history of art, mosaics and fresco painting.

In 1960 she moved to the Spanish Balearic Island of Menorca where she raised her five children. In Menorca she was co-owner of the gallery Na Fraix. She also taught art and English, designed ethnic-based clothing for an American boutique, and made mosaics for churches and private homes. During her years in Menorca she continued to paint and exhibit her work.

In 1976 Ann moved to the United States where she taught oil painting and drawing at Western Michigan University and the Kalamazoo Institute of Art. She was also Artist in Residence for two years at Hope College in Michigan. She presented symposia on The Unusual Use of Water Colour, and gave talks to historical societies and art schools throughout the state on The History of Colour from Prehistoric Times to the Present. In the United States, she continued to create mosaics and her mosaic baptismal pool is a significant feature of the Cathedral of Saint Augustine in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

In 1980 Ann and her husband Neill Sanders, a French horn player, founded the Fontana Festival of Art and Music in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which combined exhibitions of art with chamber music performances. This society still exists under the name of Fontana Chamber Arts.

She has won awards for her work in Scotland, Spain and the United States. Ann's paintings have been exhibited in Scotland, England, Spain, the United States, and Sweden. Her works are also in public and private collections in Scotland, England, Spain, the United States, France, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Germany, and Australia. She has taken part in over fifty group shows, and has had over 25 one-person exhibitions.

In 2009 Ann was invited to present a solo exhibition at Queens University, North Carolina, in the United States. Also the Royal Glasgow Institute of Art accepted a painting to be exhibited in their annual exhibition.

Ann now spends her time living and painting in Scotland and Spain.


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People

1.. Neill asleep

conte crayon

2.. Parents

w/c and gouache

3 .. In the wind

w/c and gouache

4.. Neill among the cabbage

w/c and gouache


5.. David and Maria in Santiago

oil on canvas

 

6.. David and Maria and the waves

w/c and gouache

7.. Diane and John Deloe with Jake Russell

w/c and gouache

8 ..Vincent by the Thames (a protest)

oil on board….triptych

9.. Down the line

oil on board….triptych

10.. Children in the almond tree

oil on canvas….triptych

 

11.. Anna in the garden

w/c and gouache

12..Guillem in a tree

w/c and gouache

13..Escape

w/c and gouache

14.. Dream in the studio

oil on canvas

15.. American dream

w/c and gouache

 

16.. Golden nude

oil on canvas

17.. Storm

w/c and gouache

18 ..Blue nude

oil on canvas

19 ..Victorian girl

oil on canvas

20.. Woman of many parts

oil on board …3 dimensional

 

21.. Tree spirit

w/c and gouache

22.. Sarah Stewart

w/c and gouache

23.. Big Dane

w/c and gouache

24.. Kathleen

conte crayon




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Flower group

1f ..Sweet peas

w/c and gouache

2f .. Dark lilies

pastel

3f .. Rhododendrons

w/c and gouache

4f.. Hydrangeas

w/c and gouache

5f .. Cyclamen and daisies

w/c and gouache

 

6f.. Sunflower Cross

w/c and gouache

7f.. Chrysanthemums

w/c and gouache

8f.. Sunflower in the cornfield

w/c and gouache

9f ..Red tulips in the studio

w/c and gouache

10f.. Flags

w/c and gouache


11f.. Orchids at night

w/c and gouache

12f.. Calla lilies

w/c and gouache

13f.. The sunflower screen

oil on wood

14f ..Sunflower in the wind

w/c and gouache

15f ..Nasturtiums

w/c and gouache

16f.. Sunflower Vortex

w/c, gouache and metal paint



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Animals & Birds

 

1a.. Swan at Kelso

w/c and gouache


2a.. A sheep and a goat in the forest

w/c and gouache

3a.. Cows coming home….Galicia

w/c and gouache

4a ..Sheep in the vinyard….Galicia

w/c and gouache

5a ..Square dog….Greece

w/c and gouache

 

 

6a.. Black and white swan

w/c and gouache



7a ..Four fat pigs

w/c and gouache

8..a Chickens and cows in Galicia

w/c and gouache

9a.. Pigs in the moonlight

w/c and gouache

10a ..Geese on Podunk Lake

oil on panel

 

 

 

11a.. .Horned sheep in the shadow

oil on panel

12a.. Chickens and Iris oil on panel


13a.. A page of sheep and goats

w/c and gouache

14a ..Wintering swans (A)

w/c and gouache

15a.. Wintering swans (B)

oil on board …diptych

 


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Landscapes

1L.. Small white church

w/c and gouache

2L.. Royal gardens….Cordoba

w/c and gouache

3L.. Mon Calvari ..a Spanish retreat

oil on canvas

4L.. Coloured houses….Girona

oil on canvas

5L.. Pine tree from the Hermitage

w/c and gouache

 


6L.. Small almond
tree

w/c and gouache


7L.. Cherry tree in winter

w/c and gouache

8L.. House of the Water Women…Spain

pastel

9L ..Sunset at Podunk Lake

w/c and gouache

10L ..Palm tree….Granada

w/c and gouache





11L.. Kew Gardens

oil on canvas…triptych

12L.. The village…Spain

w/c and gouache


13L ..My garden at Podunk Lake

w/c and gouache

14L.. Motor bikes and Orange trees…

Cordoba oil on board

15L.. Zacchaeus in the sycamore-fig tree

w/c and gouache

 

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16L.. Zacchaeus

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Still Lifes

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1sl.. Pears in the window

w/c and gouache


.2sl.. Birds of Paradise (A)

oil on canvas

.3sl.. Birds of Paradise (B)

oil on canvas

.4sl.. Birds of Paradise (C)

gouache

5sl.. Five pears

pastel.


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6sl..

Kati’s mugs

w/c and gouache

.7sl.. Pears gold and silver

w/c and gouache

8sl.. Coats (self portrait)

pastel in six parts.


9sl.. The couple

pastel.

.10sl ..Pertini shoes

w/c, gouache and pastel

 

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11sl.. Betty Hoyle’s blue pots with apple

w/c and gouache

.12sl ..Betty’s Hoyle’s blue pots

w/c and gouache

.13sl.. Blue pots and roses

w/c and gouache

.14sl.. Blue on blue

gouache

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