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About Ann E. Bianchi

For as long as I can remember...

Art has been a way for me to share who I am.

My parents recognized my passion for art and so signed me up for lessons when I turned 9 and I continued with the lessons into high school. I was blessed to have taken Saturday morning lessons from a very energetic artist who had just relocated his family to Rhode Island from California. He not only taught me classic oil painting and pastel techniques, but more importantly taught me to “see" the subjects I painted with an artist's eye. As an art teacher today, I'm always encouraging my students to do the same. I remember that the smell of oil paint meant I was soon to show another original which my father would create a frame for in his woodshop. I still consider the frame to be the “crown" for the painting except now I often choose it first from antique styles to contemporary ones and create the painting which fits and “feels" just right with it. Today I'm still happiest working in oils but I mix it up occasionally by dabbling in lots of other art media. I enjoy accepting painting commissions for that special original gift. Some favorite suggestions are pet portraits and vacation destinations and private homes. If I can create that unique painting for you, it would be my pleasure.