Ann Hosfeld is a graduate of the Cooper Union Art School in New York City, where she studied primarily with the second generation Abstract Expressionist painters. Later she moved to Los Angeles, where she developed her own style influenced by tropical plants of the Southwest. Early works were of banana leaves painted in Mexico, often abstracted emphasizing the light and shadow shapes of the plants.
Another transition came when she moved to Santa Fe in 1982. The desert colors and plants inspired a new group of paintings of agaves and cacti. Recently she did a series of landscapes from photographs she took of the Yves Saint Laurent cactus gardens in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Ann has exhibited her work primarily in the Southwest. In 2007, she opened New Concept Gallery in Santa Fe, showcasing New Mexican painters, sculptors and photographers.
Ann illustrated the cover of the novel Out of the Shadow, by Santa Fe author Fredericka Heller. Please visit the author's website at http://frederickaheller.com for more information.