Ann deLorge

Whether it’s with paintings of musical instruments and their owners or a series about trees or through the many commissions I’ve painted over the years,
it is magic to watch paintings evolve as the lines, shapes and colors influence each other, even changing the mood of entire compositions while touching the edge of a canvas or crossing over and under or bumping into each other subtly or with a bang.
Above all, I want  each of my paintings to take me on a trip and give me something new to discover with each visit.
Violin Mashup
36" x 24"
acrylic on canvas
Jimmy's Song
24'' x 18''
acrylic on canvas
Banjo Bela Style
24'' x 30''
acrylic on canvas
Inspired by Amos
30'' x 24''
acrylic on canvas

Ann deLorge was born in Savannah, GA, but her painting roots are in New Orleans, LA from 1971 where she began her painting career in watercolors, painting French Quarter scenes and people – especially musicians. As her art and interest in jazz evolved, she began experimenting with brighter colors and freer lines in acrylics in order to capture the intensity of the music. Her new interests in bright colors, lines and jazz melded into what she began calling her “Jazz Art”.

Ann’s work has been featured in the French Quarter Festival, the Monterey Blues Festival, the Westobou Festival, Verge Magazine and the book Multicultural New Orleans: An Historical Sketch by Jeremy DuQuesne Adams (2001). Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions around the country, including, the Little Rock Cultural Center, Persian Boy Gallery (New Orleans), Carmen’s Gallery (Maryland), the Louisiana Watercolor Society, the Abaco Art Festival (Bahamas), the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, and the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. She is in the collections of the Marriott Corporation and the Jessye Norman School, among others.  She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Alabama.

Hurricane Katrina carved out some changes in New Orleans and Ann’s life. She is now based in Augusta, GA where she continues to paint jazz (with the influence of New Orleans pushing the colors and movement) along with different series like the trees she is now doing and commissions of all sorts that have always been part of her repertoire.
Call and Response
30'' x 48''
acrylic on canvas
A Shadowy Dance
36'' x 24''
acrylic on canvas
Karen's Wonderland
24'' x 18''
acrylic on canvas
24'' x 12''
acrylic on canvas

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