A student of art from an early age, Ann Coleman did her degree work at Salzburg College, Austria, the Salzburg Art Academy and Skidmore College where she received a BS in Studio Art. Since that time Ann has focused primarily on watercolors and pastels; her works have been displayed throughout the eastern U.S. A resident of a small community in southern Vermont since 1978, Ann indulges in other passions: skiing, sailing and flower gardening, which naturally show up as subjects of her vibrant paintings. Ann is always open to discussing new ideas for commissioned works.
The first Ann Coleman Gallery began in August of 2007 on the 2nd Floor at 22 West Main Street, Wilmington Vermont, featuring the representational work of Ann Coleman. Her subject matter primarily focuses on Vermont landscapes in all seasons, local scenes and images from the garden, with the use of vivid, brilliant color. Ann's commissioned portraits also grace the walls of homes all across many countries.
Before Opening her own Gallery, Ann traveled doing shows from Florida to Maine. In December of 2009 Ann & her husband purchased a small derelict building @ 23 West main Street in Wilmington, Vermont, that they gutted and renovated with the guidance of Linesync Arcitecture. This beautifully transformed space became the new Ann Coleman Gallery which was an Artist's Collective Space housing the work of 7 local artists/artisans. In August of 2011 the flood waters of Tropical Storm Irene's hit Vermont with a vengeance and washed the entire newly renovated Gallery and all it's Art contents into the Deerfield River, dispersing it up to 5 miles down the Lake Whitingham.
The Gallery reopened its door for business on February 2, 2013 @ the temporary location of 7 North Main Street, in Downtown Wilmington. This location was home to ten local artists thru October 2013. These artists included: Petria Mitchell- landscape oil painter, Jason Breen- fine furniture & woodworker, Lori Rich- jeweler of fine silver & sea glass, Joan Lovell- india ink & clay-board as well as oils all from Somerset Road, Irma Hawkins- primitive steel cut painted figures, Patricia Doris- jeweler of fine silver and semi precious stones, Mary Angus- exquisite glass blower, Mark Littlehales- pastels as well as wall hanging, wood assemblages & sculptures, Caryn King- painter of farm animals and Ann Coleman- Pastel Originals & Giclee prints.
Ann is still working towards the rebuilding of a permanent location for the Ann Coleman Gallery/Wilmington Art Center with other committed artists.