Since childhood, Ann Warren had to deal with deafness and by the age of seventeen she had already decided on a career, a career that would allow her to express herself through images.
After completing the plastic arts program at the CEGEP de Sainte-Foy, she worked for two years at the Moulin des Arts under the direction of Albert Rousseau.
First an engraver, she then turned to watercolour, a medium she practiced for ten years before exploring the different techniques of oil painting.
From these mediums, she will keep above all the fluid aspect of watercolor and the faded glazes of oil paint, working in acrylic on Arches paper and on canvas. His surfaces, sometimes fluid, sometimes heavy, are intended to be without impasto. His technique allows the grain of the paper to show through under the many layers of color.
Ann Warren was once an exhibition designer, graphic designer, writer (including a collection of children’s books published by Grolier) and painting teacher.
What surprises in the works of this artist is the quality of her drawing, her imagination and the maturity of her technique. Its theme is allegory and can be summed up in three words: light, characters and atmosphere.
Ann Warren is not part of any artistic movement and is constantly exploring new avenues and moving towards the creation of images combining reality and abstraction of beings and things.
Ann Warren has been exhibiting her work for over forty years. She has participated in numerous collectives and has produced around twenty individual exhibitions.
Grant holder in 1989 of the program “The next generation” of the Ministry of Culture of Quebec, she participated in the traveling exhibition “Reflexion-Réfraction” presented in fifteen cities of Quebec.
Since 2004, she has taken part in the artistic support program Vincent et moi at the Institut universitaire en santé maladie du Québec.
In 2014, a retrospective exhibition of his career was presented at the Musée de Charlevoix.
Her works are part of private and public collections in Canada, the United States and France.
Ann Warren died of pancreatic cancer in November 2019.