If you follow Escape into Life and the artists we feature, you probably have a pretty good sense of the kind of artwork I like. I’m a lover of collage art and especially the combination of photography, painting, drawing, and traditional collage elements. Ann Marshall has a fascinating series of portraits which I’ve included here as well as some of her other collage paintings. All of Marshall’s figure work is done by hand, using either oil paint or pastel.
Ann Marshall grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and earned her BFA from School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has worked in a gallery, illustrated an award winning children’s book on the Holocaust, and traveled nationally and internationally as an ethnographer and consumer anthropologist. Her fine art work has been exhibited in New York City’s Gallery at Lincoln Center. She now works as a portrait and fine artist.