"Don't you just want to get in this dingy and paddle away, out to sea..."
- Ann DesRoches
Prints are produced on demand on either acrylic plexi or giclee fine art paper in a variety of sizes here in the United States. High quality print reproductions for your home or office designed by artists living with homelessness or disabilities.Contact ArtLifting for larger size options.
“The arts make the world go round. Where would we be without creativity, color and expression?”
Ann DesRoches, is a resident of Cape Cod Massachusetts, known locally as the "Cape Cod Colorful Artist.” She received a fine arts degree at Greenfield Community College and furthered her studies at Massachusetts College Of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1989, she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm just before she her wedding. Undaunted by these events, she married and built a family. She has three children, two of which are on the Autism Spectrum.
The process of working to regain her artistic skills and adapt her artistic style in addition to raising two children on the autism spectrum alone gave Ann a unique perspective on living with a disability. This experience deeply affected her understanding of the art process. Ann enjoys utilizing her creative skills to paint landscapes and flowers from her sea side home. She also created a series of artwork work reflecting the experiences of her sons living with autism.
Ann's work has been in numerous galleries and shows throughout Cape Cod. Her art is in private collections nationally and internationally. She is a true believer in the more spiritual and meditative aspects of art and works to use her talents to share more beauty with the world. She hopes that part of sharing her artwork and story will “inspire others to overcome their obstacles, make them feel good about themselves and realize the potential inside of each of us.”
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