Studio Sundays: Ann Marie Coolick

Ann Marie Coolick is an impasto painter from Arlington, VA focusing on geometric abstractions and expressionist landscapes using only palette knives and heavy body paint straight from the tube. She slathers frosting-like paint layer upon layer onto the canvas with paint running off the edges, resulting in a sculptural, three-dimensional appearance.

Ann Marie was a Resident Artist at the Arlington Arts Center from 2004 to 2009 and has since exhibited across the mid-Atlantic including solos at the Glen Allen Arts Center, the Center for the Arts in Manassas, and the Hylton Center. Her work has also been featured in Creative Digest UK, L'Officiel Australia, Elan Magazine, and Home Goods. She graduated from Virginia TechSumma Cum Laude with a BA in Studio Art (honors painting concentration) and a BS in Marketing Management in 2003. She currently resides with her family and three young boys in Arlington, VA.