Ann Farley’s art is shaped by her time on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Florida Panhandle, and the coast of North Carolina. She enjoys creating whimsical works inspired by her favorite small towns & her love for all things tropical. Her paper designs of bright colors and playful shapes are all individually cut by hand. Ann's first creations were large mandalas & small vignettes composed of three-dimensional sailboats, crabs, palm trees, tropical drinks, & flip-flops. Starting with solid colors and basic shapes, she snips and folds until fun details reveal themselves. Her style has evolved into designing bold graphic scenes of local landmarks, including multi-color Chesapeake Bay icons popping from black backgrounds and peaceful summertime chairs set against the bright blue sky of the perfect beach day. If her images make you smile, they are available on high-quality giclee prints, canvases, greeting cards, coasters, glass cutting boards, throw pillows, and nice necklaces. She hopes her work makes you happy and takes you back to a special day, meaningful place, or important moment. Ann’s background is in science and business, but she’s always been an artist at heart. Follow her at afarleyart on Facebook or Instagram.
Just a note: These images on the slideshow above are meant to give you an impression of the artist's style -- some are work on sale, others are examples of past work. Our apologies -- a technical problem occasionally causes the slideshow images to display the work oddly cropped. To see all of the work currently available for sale through River Arts, and displayed in the proper dimensions, just click the link below.