Ann McCarty Sickels
Ann McCarty’s paintings grow out of her imagination whether derived from nature or purely fictional, her paintings spring to a life of their own. They are meant to challenge the viewer in, to muse upon the image. They bring to light something that may be overlooked in day to day life, a fleeting moment, a passing feeling that is passed over all too soon.
Ann’s work is commented on as being highly creative. “Each of us have our own special voice that needs to be shared with others, this is what makes us unique and our art exciting. Take the risk to share this and we are all enriched.” Her work has won awards at local, state and national shows. She has also been in several group and solo exhibits.
She teaches painting and creativity courses locally. Ms. McCarty’s drawing classes at the Art League of Bonita Springs are very popular. Cape Coral Art Studio and the Pine Island Art League also offer Ann’s painting classes. Her students have exhibited and won awards.
Ann McCarty was born in Sandusky, OH in 1959. Ms. McCarty graduated from Bishop Verot High School in 1977. She returned to Ft. Myers in 1993 and graduated Edison College with an AA degree in art. Ms. McCarty studied privately under Nina Purdy Conner for five years. You may contact Ann through her Etsy website.