Our POP UP ARTS SHOP is the place for amazing one-of-a-kind gifts created by local artists. Each month we will feature a different artist who works with varying mediums. Be sure to stop by the CAC for some amazing arts and crafts before they’re gone!
Meet this Month’s Featured Artist!
Ann Cockerill first discovered the wonders of painting at the age of 4. A native of Georgia, she was born and raised in Cobb County. Born with a degenerative hip disease, she spent much time in body casts as a child. It was during these times, that she was inspired to learn how to draw and paint. Ann received a degree in Art at LaGrange College and studied under many influential artists. She was commissioned by the State of Georgia to paint James Oglethorpe, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Marquis de Lafayette life-size portraits for the newly remodeled “Old Capitol” in Milledgeville. Most recently Ann’s artwork was accepted into the “Art of Georgia” rotating exhibit on display at the Office of the Governor in the State Capital, and the Governor’s Mansion.
Ann Cockerill, talking about her art, describes, “Whenever I begin a painting, I look at my subject from many different angles and lighting. When it speaks to my heart, I photograph sketch compositions and value studies and work at capturing that moment of enlightenment that the subject brought me through oils, acrylics, or pastels. My goal is to convey the awesomeness of God.”
COMING NEXT JANUARY!