Ann Stephenson

Art that I create is colorful and vibrant with variances in textural design. Working with alcohol ink offers little control yet I manipulate the medium by using various techniques and tools to create the elements I have in mind. My collages generally start with some form of direction and color scheme but ultimately the flow, placement of shapes and layers dictate the end result; like a puzzle, arranging them until they fit visually on the substrate. I create and impose shapes inspired by nature or geometric shapes. Each element being created on its own before coming together to form one cohesive piece. While each work is contemporary and abstract in style, the art may also allow the viewer to see elements of nature within each piece.

Making art is in my blood. At a very early age nature and color was in my creations from birds to landscapes to abstracts. Bold, bright colors make me feel happy and alive. Alcohol inks with their unpredictable nature is very interesting and fun to create a design. The possibilities are endless using them alone or incorporating them with other mediums for my collages.

Hours:
Thurs 11–5
Fri 11–5
Sat 11–5
Sundays 12–5
Address:
118 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 972–9500
C’ville Arts offers a tremendous range of crafts and art, including decorative & functional objects for your home & garden, wearable art such as jewelry and scarves, organic balms, photography, paintings, sculpture, and more. As a cooperative, we work together to operate the store, helping keep our art affordable. Visitors are able to meet and chat with the artists who are on duty each day. C’ville Arts has become a popular place to find unique gifts for all occasions and locally made mementos for visitors to our area.
The Gallery is honored to be a part of the Virginia Artisans Trail Network, specifically the Monticello Artisans Trail.  “Choose from the many creative excursions and activities available as you plan your trip to Virginia!  The Artisan Trail Network will help you navigate a unique adventure.  We invite you to explore the byways and back roads, visiting craft artisan studios, agri-artisan gardens & farms, wineries & breweries, galleries & craft related venues, local businesses & eclectic shops and historical & cultural points of interest.”  The Gallery was recently featured in a video produced for the Virginia Artisans Trail Network.