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Contact Info:

PO Box 1136

Oracle, AZ 85623


Ann Bedingham


Artist Statement

Art is a visual expression of an inner journey, mine and the subject's. Through technique, skill & style, I am working to capture the soul of my subjects. This is a lifetime journey of learning to incorporate the use of light, color, line and value in balance of composition within a space.


Member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild



Ann grew up in a small town in Northern Michigan where she first exercised her interest in the arts with six years of professional summer stock theatre. She spent twenty years in cosmetology and restaurant management all the while expanding the articulation of her artist's vision. In 1989, she moved to Tucson, Arizona where she became enamored of the open skies, errant cloud formations and immovable and immutable qualities of mountains and desert. The subject matter of her paintings and photography capture the people, scenes and ancient symbolism that surround her. Ann maintains her studio in the very small town of Oracle where deer can visit her Buddha garden each morning.


Art Education: Mostly self-taught; studied drawing with Howard Weingarden and Paul Mohr; attended workshops in watercolor by nationally and internationally known artists.



Design I, II, III, & Master Class - Pat Marohn

Ed Betts – Lecture on painting and framing

Joseph Boehler

James Soares

Judi Betts

Elaine Harvey

Steven Quiller

Jim Kosvanec

Tom Lynch

Martha Manns

Carol Orr

Dianne Maxey

Ted Nuttal

Carol Carter



Howard Weingarden

Paul Mohr