A native Louisvillian, Ann Adamek began painting watercolors in 1989 when, as she relates, “I discovered that my creativity had been sorely neglected!” Ann received a Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work in 1969, and has been a licensed therapist in private practice from 1977 to the present. She specializes in marriage and family therapy and considers painting to be a release from her daily work. Ann is essentially self-taught in painting, having taken numerous workshops over the years, taught by nationally recognized watercolor artists.
Ann paints primarily with watercolors but also enjoys mixing them with other water media such as acrylics and inks, which provide interesting textures and a variety of effects.
Ann recently has begun a line of jewelry made from tiny ferns and flowers collected from her gardens. She enjoys seeing the connections in nature’s designs and her interest in gardening helps to feed the personal archive of imagery that can be seen in her works.
Ann’s work can be found at The Corner Café and Celebrations Card & Gifts in Louisville, KY; at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY; and by appointment at her studio in Louisville, KY.