Ann Cheeks

Printmaking / Oil Painting

Ann Cheeks in an internationally recognized artist who has been painting for 20 years. She grew up in Western Maryland and Central Virginia, where the freedom to roam and explore the outdoors formed her sensibility and love of the natural world.

The artist believes strongly in the power of art to heal and transform lives, Ann’s work is of “places where the viewer can feel calm, grounded and whole”. Her work is in many private collections and many healthcare collections including National Institutes of Health, The University of Virginia Healthcare System and Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

Ann has had numerous solo and two-person exhibitions throughout the U.S. Her art has been accepted into many shows juried by distinguished art leaders such as Larry Rinder (title of) Whitney Museum of American Art and Ashley Kistler, associate curator from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. Her work has won awards in many competitions including Manhattan Arts Internationals’ “HerStory”, International Artist magazine and The Artist’s Magazine.

She earned a BFA from the School of Art at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work as an artist, teacher, and creator of public art projects have been the subject of many articles including those in the Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA) and Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA).  In addition, she teaches and works with children to share and empower them with the joy of creating.

Ann is a winner of the Special Recognition Art Award from Manhattan Arts International in the HERStory 2017 exhibition.

The class had students of all levels and Ann gave attention to all students and moved them along. Great class!

Ann is an amazing artist and did a great job showing us all of the processes, very high quality program.

This class offered a complexity and continuity not always present in kids classes. THANKS!