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Ann Kahl studied in New York City at The Educational Alliance, and at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, in addition to working under several nationally recognized artists. She works in many media including oil, watercolor, acrylic, printmaking and photography. She is perhaps best known for her large and lovely watercolor paintings of several of the Greek Islands, most of which are now in private collections. Ann received her first award in a juried show in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1966. Since then she has received awards in both painting and photography, and has also had several one-woman-shows. Ann's other endeavors have included extensive hospice work and twenty years of Zen Meditation. She lives in a two-hundred-fifty year old farmhouse in Berks County, PA.



    
MONDOUN MONASTERY and THE GRAPEVINE
(22" x 30")
CHIOS, GREECE


My name is Ann.
I am an artist.
I have painted for a long time.
But one year I decided to get serious.
I signed up for a watercolor class, and coincidentally, a friend invited me to Greece.
I took photographs in the islands, and came home with lots of material.
When the class began that fall, I knew what I wanted to do.
I painted thirty-three large watercolors of two of the Greek islands, and the next spring, did a one-woman exhibit.
It was quite successful.
These are two of the thirty-three paintings.
I'm sure more will appear as I build this site.


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THIS IS GENGHIS KHAN

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Here are two examples of several abstracts on Arches paper in a style I developed in the sixties while enjoying some morning-glory seeds.
I call these "Standing Paintings", because I sized them so heavily one can lean them just about anywhere.

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AFTER THE BALL
(34" x 40")

This is one of my favorites, because of the mystery. Who are these women? Maybe a mother and daughter? They are leaving the lights and going into the darkened upstairs. Why are they leaving? Has the ball ended? Did they enjoy it?
The original image was in ink, and about an inch high. I found it on the inside cover of a well-worn old classic, and was stirred to give it more of a life.

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FOOLING AROUND

       

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When I was a child, my mother taught me to love the gentle, delicate hand-tinted photographs of Wallace Nutting.
Here are photographs I did of our beloved Echo Hill in much the same style.


     

     

     

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(40" x 64")

When we moved back to beautiful Berks County, PA, from Winneconne, WI, at the end of The Sixties, although there was little money to spend for those first few years.
I wanted to prove to myself that I could do conservative, classic painting.
I stretched a large piece of canvas, and at the hardware store I found tubes of tints for adding color to white wall paint.
They were selling out for ten cents a tube. I splurged on ten tubes.
I also bought one of those round bristle brushes that are used to fill in corners when one is painting a room.
I came home and set up the stretched canvas in the barn.
Then I scotch-taped a magazine illustration of a Monet to one corner.
I squeezed the paint onto plates.
I dabbed the fat brush into the paint, and then dabbed it onto the canvas.
Plop-plop. I did it fast, before I could think about it.
The painting took five hours to complete.
Now I knew I could really paint if I wanted to.

The painting hangs in my 250 year-old bedroom, under the white rafters and between two lace covered windows in their twenty-two-inch-deep sills.
It's what I awaken to each morning, with Genghis Khan curled up on one side of me, and Atilla the Hun on the other, purring like locomotives.


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THE PEANUT BAR

This is one of my favorite hangouts.
It's The Peanut Bar in the town of Reading in Berks County, PA.
My parents partied here in theTwenties when it was still a speakeasy.
I'm proud to say that one of my watercolors graces its walls-a view of the Penn Street Bridge.

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OUTLINE DRAWINGS

     

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IT IS MY HOPE THAT YOU WILL FIND MUCH TO ENJOY!
HERE IS THE MOST COMPLETE PICTURE OF MY ART AND POETRY THAT I COULD FIND.
I WISH THERE WERE MORE PAINTINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS.
MANY HAVE BEEN SOLD, BUT I WILL PRODUCE MORE, SO BE SURE TO CHECK BACK.    I NO LONGER EXHIBIT AND YOU ARE MY ONLY AUDIENCE.

MANY, MANY THANKS!   ANN KAHL


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I DO PORTRAITS FROM DIGITAL PHOTOS SENT TO ME BY EMAIL They are $300.00 each.

Oil portraits can be beautifully framed, and watercolor portraits can be matted and framed for an additional $100.00.

Postage is $40.00 for a framed piece.

Unframed oils can be mailed for $20.00.

Watercolor portraits unframed can be mailed for $10.00.

All postage prices include the USA only. Postage for all other locations will be adjusted accordingly.

Please allow at least three weeks for the finished product to be mailed to you.

Payment may be made through money order, personal check, (which will neccesitate a delay in mailing,) or through PayPal.

It is not necessary to "belong" to PayPal to use PayPal, as long as one has a bank account from which funds can be transferred. (simply go to PayPal.com and follow instructions. Very easy.)

I also do portraits of homes, and of familiar (to you) local landscapes and gardens. (For samples, please see PORTRAITS in TABLE OF CONTENTS.)

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Berks County, PA

ANN KAHL STUDIED IN NEW YORK CITY AT THE EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE, AND AT KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY IN PENNSYLVANIA, IN ADDITION TO WORKING UNDER SEVERAL NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ARTISTS.

SHE WORKS IN MANY MEDIA INCLUDING OIL, WATERCOLOR, ACRYLIC, PRINTMAKING AND PHOTOGRAPHY.

SHE IS PERHAPS BEST KNOWN FOR HER LARGE AND LOVELY WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS OF SEVERAL OF THE GREEK ISLANDS, MOST OF WHICH ARE NOW IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS.

ANN RECEIVED HER FIRST AWARD IN A JURIED SHOW IN PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, IN NINETEEN-SIXTY-SIX. (THAT'S A.D., FOLKS!)

SINCE THEN SHE HAS RECEIVED AWARDS IN BOTH PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY, AND HAS ALSO HAD SEVERAL ONE WOMAN SHOWS.

ANN'S OTHER ENDEAVORS HAVE INCLUDED EXTENSIVE HOSPICE WORK AND TWENTY YEARS OF ZEN MEDITATION.

SHE LIVES IN ECHO HILL, A TWO-HUNDRED-FIFTY YEAR OLD FARMHOUSE IN BERK'S COUNTY, PA.

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