Ann Quinn



A native of the West Coast, Ann has been a practicing artist in

Northern California and Western Washington for 30 years. Ann has been using photography in support of her drawing and painting ever since college, but since 2000 she has added film photography as a primary medium. She studied photographic technique for three years at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, and has since set up her own darkroom and begun working with John Wimberley of Oregon. She still uses her 35mm Nikon, but her tool of choice is her Hasselblad. She presents these medium format (6×6 cm.) images as both traditional toned silver-gelatin enlargements and platinum-palladium contact prints.


Ann enters the world as an abstract artist, and even though much of what she exhibits is appreciated as botanical, her common themes are the patterns and forms that, through casts of light, reveal an essential aspect of nature. Whether at the Port Townsend Boatyard, the Arboretum in Seattle, or in her studio, her work is to find and share images wherein particular details embody deeper, living patterns. Her photographs have won awards in juried shows in Port Townsend and Gig Harbor, and she has had solo photography exhibitions at galleries in Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island. In August, 2009, she and John Wimberley will be presenting a two-person show at Benham Gallery in Seattle.

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