"The Artist in
by Ann Sawyer
"The Artist in Monadnock Farmyards" by Ann Sawyer can be purchased online at lulu.com
I paint farm animals. They are a gift to me and a joy, and I can extend my time with them by my brush and and watercolor paints. Over 50 years of my life has been spent working with these beautiful, giving creatures on our 5th generation dairy farm, nestled since 1858 on the rocky soil under Mt. Monadnock. What would our landscape look like without farms and their animals?
Ann Sawyer's art education began in 1966 at Sharon Arts Center where she has been on the faculty teaching beginning watercolor and she has taught painting classes at East Hill Farm in Troy. Her paintings have been exhibited widely in juried shows and in International shows in LA and CO. She has awards for her art and has done the brochure cover painting for the 2011 and 2012 NH Farm and Forest Expo.
Her books are Inside the Artist's Barn which has 80 of her animal paintings and The Artist In Monadnock Farmyards which has 90 paintings of Monadnock farms, past and present.