Local artist selling artwork at Pomerene Center

| January 18, 2013
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Ann France stands in front of a couple of her art pieces at the Pomerene Center for the Art’s open house for her exhibit. The painting on the left, entitled, “Trillium” won Best of Show at last year’s Coshocton County Fair. France is moving to North Carolina and is selling more than 30 of her pieces for $20 – $50 each. They can be viewed and purchased until Feb. 16.

COSHOCTON – Ann France grew up in a family who loved art, and she has been painting all of her life. Now, with an imminent move to North Carolina, France is selling some of her artwork at the Pomerene Center for the Arts, located at 317 Mulberry St.

France has lived in the county for 47 years. Although some of her work has been featured in other shows at the Pomerene Center, this is her first solo exhibit. Her paintings are also featured at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital, and at the West Lafayette library for the month of January.

Most of her artwork is inspired by nature. She paints everything from country barn settings to beautiful arrays of flowers. One of her flower paintings, entitled, “Trillium”, was awarded Best in Show at last year’s Coshocton County Fair.

“I’ve always been interested in plants and animals,” said France. “When we moved to Coshocton County, we lived on a farm. I’ve always been an outdoor girl.”

France paints mostly with watercolors because she said watercolors are easier to work with and handle. She has more than 30 original paintings for sale at the Pomerene Center, which are being sold for $20 – $50 each.

“It’s a very reasonably-priced show being between $20 – $50,” said Kristi Timmons of the Pomerene Center. “You can’t beat that. And, it’s a nice variety. There’s something for everybody. It’s a great opportunity for people to purchase some original art at reasonable prices.”

The Pomerene Center is having an open house for France today from 4 – 6 p.m. The exhibit will run until Feb. 16 and buyers may pick up their artwork after that date.

“It’s just a part of me,” said France. “I’ve painted all my life since the time I was very young.”

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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