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Ann Rea is a nationally noted San Francisco based artist whose mission is to "savor the colors of the moment."
The soulful truth that inspires Rea's painting is that for over seven years she abandoned art only to develop chronic anxiety, a preoccupation with the future, and depression, a fixation on the past. To still her mind she began painting again as an active meditation.
Ann Rea now remains present by expressing color, reflecting in moments of light, where she experiences peace and happiness.
Ann Rea has a deep capacity for serious and sustained work. She is keen to share this talent.
-Wayne Thiebaud (American Art Icon)
We are so happy. Although we knew Robert Rauschenberg (American art Legacy) and know some other contemporary artists, we have only collected prior works of art. This has been special in many ways.
- Sandi Moran (patron & president of Naples Chaîne des Rôtisseurs)
I could go to any number of galleries and acquire an amazing painting for a homeowner, but it would not even come close to the personal memories and the meaning that your Experience of Art gave my clients.
-Ashley Mohan Vice President, Ohana Real Estate Investors)
I want to make out with your paintings.
Laney Silverman (The Design Boutique)
Painter Ann Rea captures the essence of wine country on canvas.
-The Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Your beautiful artwork is a prescription for settling jangled nerves.
-Sally Adams (collector)
I can't get any work done. I keep looking at your collection.
-Manuel Apolonio (online collector)
Ann captures the vineyards, the essence of what we are all about.
-Eva Bertran (collector & executive vice president, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards)
Holy smoke. I can't believe how beautiful the real thing is. I just love it, love it, love it!
-Tom Blue (online collector)
I hung the painting last night. I absolutely love it!
-Christina Bret (collector)
I have a sense of calm deep within, floating peacefully toward the rich colors of nature in the landscape beyond.
-Carolyn Brocksmith (online collector)
Working with Ann means that you not only get to enjoy her superlative talents as a painter and artist but you will get the benefit of her insight and generosity of spirit as well.
-Julie Brosterman (owner Wine Valet, Beverly Hills)
Peaceful and present yet quietly detached.
-Amy Christopherson-Bolten (online collector)
Beautiful. So lovely, peaceful, serene, and vibrant. My spirit is uplifted when I look at your work. When I look at this, I don't feel so bad.
-Bevin Deiters (collector)
I am very impressed with the growth of your work. It is BEAUTIFUL!
-Lori Dodge (art consultant)
Wine is a live product, and her style of plein-air painting captures it live. And her business approach was the best I've seen from the art world.
-Iain Douglas (patron & Vice President of Marketing, EJ Gallo)
Her work immediately caught fire, leading to private commissions.
-Jonathan Fields (author)
The Practical Painter.
Your painting brings tremendous joy - it is sunshine for us when it is grey here which unfortunately is a lot of the time!
-Leslie Harrington (online collector, London)
Your either love it, or you love it!
-Amy Hatch (online collector)
Ann Rea has such a gift for expressing the rich character, allure, and passion of the wine country. My clients, and their friends, consistently have a strong emotional attraction to her work.
-Andrew Hightower(Owner of Foxwood Wine Cellars)
Needless to say, I continue to be moved by your vision, passion and inspiration on canvas. Just talking about “Dreamy Aspens” on a conference call and burst into tears whilst trying to describe her.
-Linda Hilbert (Montage Residences Deer Valley)
Ann's paintings are like having a front row seat to nature's fireworks show... full of surprise and color.
-Bruce Johnston (collector)
There is just enough 'distortion' to make them feel ethereal.
- Paul Kelley (architect for The French Laundry)
Blessed with speaking the language of color, your art connects through a subconscious dialogue that brings joy to the soul.
-Mary Ellen Lapp (author of The Color of Success)
Ann has talent oozing out onto the canvas as she captures the soul of our vineyards in dazzling colors. Well worth a look.
-Michael Martini (collector, Master Winemaker of Louis M Martini Winery)
Your paintings soothe me, and put me in a virtual sensory mode of smelling the earth, breathing the clean vineyard air and experiencing the silent beauty of the growing grapes.
-Meridith May (editor of The Tasting Panel magazine)
I love your work! You are incredibly talented.
- Peggy McColl (author)
Being able to stand in the very spot that Ann did while she painted gives me a real sense of what inspired her.
-Bill Metzger (collector)
Your paintings are so pretty that they make me cry.
-Meg Mimura (online collector)
I feel as though I've taken a moment to step into the memory of a perfect day in my life.
- Peter Motzenbecker (collector)
I can't even describe how lovely it is to have your work in my home. It brightens up the whole place and adds a bit of cheer that I didn't even know I was missing. Incredible.
- John Muldoon V (collector)
Ann Rea's works evoke the ...the duality of vibrancy and serenity of life in Wine Country.
-Brian John Nicholson (retailer)
We are very excited and overwhelmed at seeing the originals.
-Carrie and Royce Ower (online collectors)
Your work is excellent, it seems to have matured and gotten even better the last couple of years.
-Lee Phillips (collector)
Ann, I know how you see the colors you paint. You simply relax and let yourself see them.
Bob Proctor (personal development pioneer and author)
I never feel more alive than when I'm outside taking in the smells and colors of nature. Your paintings capture exactly that feeling for me!
-Linda Proctor (collector)
Happy and serene.
- Steve Roth (collector)
Business savvy serves her well.
- San Francisco Chronicle
It's so beautiful. It's soft and intense at the same time. Amazing.
-Amanda Sharp (collector)
Your work is gorgeous. Your business skills are phenomenal.
- Jeff Sheats (Allied Member ASID)
The prints arrived in perfect condition and my client is very pleased!
- Connie Snyder (ASID Allied Member)
Energized and positive.
- Jamie Spooner (collector & president of Planeteria Inc.)
Cool body of work -- I like the gifted roaming across styles and vernaculars.
Robert Stewart (Vice President at JD Group Inc.)
You have brought tears to my eyes for several reasons: in celebration of your success, creativity, and development as a person both professionally and personally. Difficult times have brought about amazing outcomes.
-Lora Varnelis (collector)
We are so appreciative of your friendship and WOW what a wonderful gift that you gave to us. What an experience!
- David Johndrow (CEO of Johndrow Vineyards)
Can I just say how much I love your work!!!
- Rebecca Yudice (online collector & ASID Allied Member)