For many West Australians the beach is part of everyday life, my work does not evolve too far away from this endless supply of inspiration.
Light plays an important part in my painting process. I aim to capture the early morning hues of yellow, orange and gold as the sun glints through the tips of the scrub. I especially love that time on the beach when the day is starting to cool, the shadows are creeping past the sand dunes, changing from hues of pinks to purple and blue as the sun sets and you can contemplate the wonderful day that has been had.
I take many photographs of our ever changing ocean and sky focusing my time on continually seeking knowledge and challenging myself to grow. My work is constantly evolving.
My inspiration comes from exploring different mediums and genres. I challenge myself continually to capture the beautiful moments seen and experienced on our West Coast beaches or by creating a painting that captures an emotion and atmosphere that the viewer can suggest their own emotive response to.
My goal is simply to produce a beautiful painting that makes people stop, pause and escape for a moment, maybe capturing a memory, or just enjoying the beauty in front of them. Ann Steer
2015 February – The Gallery – Ellenbrook solo exhibition “Stepping Through”
2012 December – Leamac Picture Gallery – Solo Exhibition
2012 August – Midland Junction Art Centre – Solo Exhibition “Chasing the Shadows”
2015 December – Just Add Blue – Kidogo Art Gallery – Fremantle
2014 November – Kaleidoscope – Joint Exhibition at Gary Holland Community Centre, Rockingham
2014 August – Quirky Birds and Awesome Owls – Guest Artist at Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre
2014 June – City of Joondalup Art Awards
2014 May – City of Wanneroo Art Awards
2013 August – Kaleidoscope – Joint Exhibition at Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre
2013 May – City of Wanneroo Art Awards
2013 March – North Coast Art Group – “The Exhibitionists”
2012 April – Manjar Art Awards
2012 February – Ellenbrook Members Exhibition
2011 June – City of Joondalup Art Exhibition
2011 May – City of Wanneroo Art Award
2011 April – North Coast Art Group Annual Exhibition
2011 March – Blender Gallery JCAA Members Exhibition