Scenes of quiet contemplation and contentment

Ann Talton Rudd is an artist from North Carolina. Her atmospheric paintings exhibit at the local, regional, and national levels, and have garnered awards in a variety of juried shows. 

Style: Ann's work is contemporary, expressionistic, and contemplative. She simplifies subjects using expressive line work and loose brush strokes, with a soft, neutral palette, in paintings that depict scenes of quiet introspection and contentment.

Education: Ann has a B.A. in Psychology from East Carolina University, an M.S. in Applied Psychology from Virginia Tech, and is licensed by the N.C. Psychology Board. Before retiring, she provided programming and assessment services for people with developmental disabilities for many years. She has also taken extensive coursework at the Art Institute of Charlotte, as well as numerous classes and workshops over the years with several master painters.

Art Awards: Jurors include art professors, nationally-noted artists, and gallery owners:
2007 3rd Place- “Black and White” juried competition- Charlotte Art League

2008 2nd Place-“Women’s History Month” juried competition-Charlotte

Merit Award-“Women’s History Month” juried competition-Charlotte

Merit Award-“Inside Wants Out” juried competition-Charlotte

People’s Choice Award, Second Place-“Large Works” exhibition-Charlotte

1st Place-“Spring into Art”-Regional juried competition-Charlotte

“Fall into Art”- juried show Charlotte

2009 Merit Award-“Fall into Art”-Charlotte

2010 One of 50 artists accepted into “North to South” competitive exhibit of NC and SC Artists-

Green Rice Gallery, Charlotte

2011 “Spring Into Art”- juried show Charlotte

2012 “Fall into Art”- juried show Charlotte

2013 January juried exhibition at Red Sky Gallery in Charlotte

“Fall into Art” juried show-Charlotte

2015 “Back to the Garden” national juried exhibition- Ciel Gallery- Charlotte, two paintings accepted

“Carolina’s Got Art” June Salon regional juried competition -Elder Gallery- Charlotte

Four paintings at “Fall into Art” juried show -Charlotte

2016 Second Place-- "Artists of the Carolinas" Judged competition-Gallery 27- Lincolnton, NC

2016 Merit Award--"Fall Art Soiree" Judged competition- Butler Studio- Gastonia, 

2018 Merit Award- National "Art Muse Contest"- March 2018

Artwork that conveys the calmness of quiet introspection, the peacefulness of being still in the moment. In a world that is surging with activity, effort, and angst, I hope that my paintings can be a reminder of the quiet times that are available to us all.

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