ABOUT ANN BAER
Ann Baer creates tall, elegant sculptures from wood objects found in resale shops.The repurposed wood is then spray painted with a glossy, colorful basecoat/clear coat automotive finish. The work is then paired with acrylic or watercolor paintings that mirror the shapes and colors of the structures.
Her work is intuitive and explores personal and world issues. She is influenced from diverse periods of her life. Seventeen years as a graphic designer cultivated attention to detail and a strong design sense. The diversity of media and style comes from working in a variety of materials while teaching elementary school.
A tiny school budget fostered interest in recycling. A strong interest in nature is derived from idyllic summers at grandma’s cottage. The intense color is simply her wild woman alter ego seeking an audience. Exhibiting throughout the state, her artwork are included in numerous private collections, including the Journal Sentinel and Quadracci Collections. Attending Cardinal Stritch University and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ms.Baer earned B.A. and M.S. degrees in art education.