Ann Barbieri is an American painter who was born in Washington D.C. She attended Trinity College in Washington, D.C., where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French. Later she studied art at the University of California, Los Angeles, and then returned to Washington D.C. to continue her studies at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.
Barbieri’s work often starts with a scene from nature or an interior, working on paper or canvas and incorporating collage to achieve varied textures. Her paintings are informed by a lively sense of color. She draws regularly from the model and has completed many portrait commissions in her free, colorful style.
“I paint the world around me; a yellow lemon on a blue plate, a patterned tablecloth… color excites me, and makes me eager to paint. I strive for rhythm and movement in my paintings. They are loose and sensuous and often have the suggestion of a figure somewhere within. I draw often from the model and that attempt to capture the gesture creeps into my work even if it’s not meant to be figurative.”