Ann Self

From an early age, Ann Self loved drawing and painting.  Her father’s work took the family to many places across the United States and in Europe.  She painted and drew whenever she could, taking advantage of the art instruction offered by her schools.  She majored in art at the University of Houston, then worked several years as a commercial artist.


Travel continued to be a major part of her life, and her art reflects the varied beauty of the places she has lived and visited in her travels. She continued to hone her talent by taking workshops from such well known artists as Dave Wade, Curt Walters, William Scott Jennings, Matt Smith and Morgan Samuel Price. She now resides in the beautiful West Coast community of Santa Barbara, California. 


Ann believes that each creature and each place has its own unique beauty, and strives to capture that unique essence in her art, painting in her own unique palette knife style.


Ann participates in exhibitions and competitions throughout the United States.  She has been featured in International Artist Magazine and Wildlife Art Magazine.  She is a member of Oil Painters of America, Society of Animal Artists, and a signature member of American Women Artists.  Her paintings hang in private and corporate collections across the country.