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A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Ann Lawson Adamek began painting watercolors in 1989 as a creative outlet to balance her professional career as a Marriage and Family Therapist; she considers painting to be her therapy. Although she has no formal training in art, she has attended numerous classes and workshops taught by nationally recognized instructors. She has won awards in local, regional, and national juried watercolor exhibits. Her work is exhibited at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea, Kentucky. Ann's paintings have been on exhibit at the Corner Café, Louisville, Kentucky, since 1991, and are available for purchase.

Significant honors and professional recognition include:

  • Acceptance as a juried Exhibiting Member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, 2002.

  • Recognition as a Signature Member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society, 2008. This status was attained by having 3 paintings accepted in Aqueous USA, a national juried exhibition sponsored by the Kentucky Watercolor Society. A fourth painting was accepted in Aqueous in 2010.

  • Solo exhibit at the Gallery at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville, Kentucky, October and November, 2008.

  • Commissioned watercolor painting in the tasting room at Maker's Mark Visitor's Center, Loretto, Kentucky, September 2012.

  • Accepted twice into Louisville Visual Art Association's juried Artebella Program 2012 and 2013.

  • Watercolor painting accepted in juried LVAA Artebella By The Numbers exhibit at PUBLIC, September 2013.

  • Art in City Hall, juried exhibit, Louisville City Hall, October 2019 - October 2020.

Bird Feels the Light

Ann holds a profound belief in the interconnected web of all existence of which we are a part. This belief was the basis for two solo exhibits in 2008 titled, "Interconnected Web of Words and Watercolors," where watercolor paintings were accompanied by meaningful quotations. Ann believes in the arts as basic to life and our connectedness. She says, "I want my paintings to invite emotional connections...with one's self, with others, with Nature, with all of life."

Artist's Statement

Ann says, "The process of watercolor painting is a journey of self-discovery. As I become more familiar with the limits and possibilities of watercolors, so I discover the limits and possibilities in myself that have been hidden to me. The challenge and delight for me is to allow watercolors to 'do their own thing', yet have some semblance of control over what they do. This inward journey is a prime motivation for my painting, and I hope others will also find in them a source of continuing discovery and connections."

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