Ann Getsinger

Artist Statement

Ann Getsinger’s oil paintings have been described as ‘realism with a twist.’ Real objects are placed in locations drawn from memory and imagination, in locations and circumstances which materialize as the work unfolds, forming paintings which combine careful planning with free-falling.

The artists powerful connection to place is evident as most of the backgrounds show either the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts or the mid-coast area of Maine, her favorite places to live and paint.

Classically trained in traditional realist techniques, the artist applies those skills to reflect both visible and invisible worlds. Her many visual art influences include the work of Magritte and other surrealists, N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth, Julio Larraz, and Gregory Gillespie.

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Born on Oct. 22, 1956, Ann grew up in Watertown, Connecticut.

As the youngest of five in a creative household, her earliest memories are of making artwork.

After studying at Paier School of Art in New Haven, CT, and the San Francisco Art Institute, she settled permanently in western Massachusetts where she studied privately with realist artist Sheldon Fink.

The artist’s home and studio is in the rural Berkshire town of New Marlborough, Massachusetts. Since childhood she also works regularly in the mid-coast area of Maine. She has a lifelong connection to both communities.

Beside having her work in many private collections, Ann’s paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries including The Springfield Museum (Springfield, MA), Seven Bridges Foundation (Greenwich, CT), Dowling Walsh Gallery(Rockland, Maine), Camilla Richman Gallery (Osterville, MA) Hoorn- Ashby (NYC), ART 101 (Brooklyn, NY), Carrie Haddad (Hudson, NY), and many more.



2020 Trace Your Hand- Drawing Adventures. Knox Gallery, Monterey, MA

2020 Imaginarium, New Work. Stockbridge Station Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

2018 The Wandering Shoreline- a connected series. Granite Gallery, Tenants Harbor, Maine. Artist’s talk

2018 New Work. Arundel Farm Gallery, Kennebunk, Maine

2018 The Wandering Shoreline- a connected series. Arundel Farm Gallery, Kennebunk, Maine. Artist’s talk.

2015 Stillscapes. Minor Memorial Library Gallery, Roxbury, CT

2014 Boat Bed Koussevitzky Art Gallery, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA., Gallery Ta

2013 Ann Getsinger, New Work Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, ME.

2012 Panoptica and The San Francisco Calendar. Jackson-Hillman Gallery, Simons Rock at Bard College. Gallery Talk.

2011 The Pedestal Series. Lauren Clark Fine Art, Housatonic, MA.

2011 Sky Slice. Infinity Gallery at Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT.

2009 Panoptica. The Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT. Gallery Talk.

2008 Art 101, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

2007 Gallery On The Green, Pawling, NY.

2006 Fifty New Works. Open Studio- New Marlborough, MA.

2004 Recent Work. Becket Art Center, Becket, MA.

2004 Between Fact and Fiction. The Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT.

2003 Open Studio. New Marlborough, MA.

2001 Blue Glove, Conductor Fox. The Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT.

2001 Clear Sightings. Tokonoma Gallery Housatonic, MA.

1999 Earth, Sky, Water. Berkshire Art Gallery Great Barrington, MA.

1998 Oh, That the Moon Doth Glow. Tokonoma Gallery, Housatonic, MA.

1997 Atrium Gallery. Simon’s Rock College, Great Barrington, MA.

1997 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY.

1994 The Gallery at Gedney Farm, New Marlborough, MA.

1993 The Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY.


2021 Light at the End of the Tunnel. Bernay Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA

2021 Women Artists Making Their Mark. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

2019 The River Project 3. Stockbridge Station Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

2018 True North. LabSpace, Hillsdale, NY

2018 Guest artist, Norfolk Artists and Friends. Yale School Gallery, Norfolk, CT

2016 From The Garden. Spencertown Gallery, Spencertown, NY

2010 Woodland Style. Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

2009 Farm. Gallery at Stonover Farm, Lenox, MA

2008 The Collective Perspective. Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, Maine

2006 Play. Gallery at Stonover Farm, Lenox, MA

2006 Small Work. Art 101Brooklyn, NY

2005 Windblown. The Norman Rockwell Museum, Glendale, MA

2004 Art and the River. Geoff Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

2004 Housatonic River Summer. The Norman Rockwell Museum, Glendale, MA

2003 Art as Activism. The Meetinghouse Gallery, New Marlborough, MA

2003 Bugged. Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY

2003 Prime Time Miniatures. The Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

2002 Botanical. Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY

2002 Maine/ Maritime International Flatworks. Reed Art Gallery, University of Maine, Presque Isle, ME Catalogue. Curated by Suzette McAvoy.

2001 18th Annual Exhibit. Maplebrook School, Amenia, NY

2000 Landscapes and Still Life. Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

1999 Berkshire Artists. Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY

1997 Artist’s Self Portraits. Front Street Gallery, Housatonic, MA

1997 Berkshire Artists: Recent Works. Koussevitzky Arts Center, Pittsfield, MA

1997 Recent Still Life. Berkshire Art Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

1996 Twenty-One New England Artists. The Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA

1996 Still Life Painters. The Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA

1996 Wet Paint. The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

1995. 2000, 2002 Artists View Nature. The Academy, Salisbury, CT

1979 Invitational Exhibit. Intersection Gallery, San Francisco, CA.


2020 Fine Art Prize. Variations. International Juried Exhibit. Marblehead Art Association, MA

2013 Honorable Mention. Let There Be Art and Bloom, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA

2010 First Prize, Landscape. Art in the Fields. HVAL/ Egremont Land Trust Exhibit. Sheffield, MA

2008 Award. Artist Designed Gates. The Norman Rockwell Museum. Stockbridge, MA

2004 Honorable Mention. Housatonic River Summer. The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

1998 The Artist’s Resource Trust Grant. The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Great Barrington, MA

1995 Award of Distinction. The American Academy of Equine Artists, Lexington, KY


1980 Artist, Sheldon Fink, Alford, MA

1979 The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1975, 1976 Paier School of Art, New Haven, CT


2010 Panoptica by Larry Burke. (12 minutes). Can be seen on Youtube, Vimeo, or at the artists' website.


2020 Four page color reproduction of Panoptica. Orion Magazine. Summer issue.

2020 Cover. Our Berkshire Times, spring issue

2018 Cover. Our Berkshire Times, spring issue.

2017 Berkshire Artists: Ann Getsinger by Laurily Epstein. The Berkshire Edge, online.

2014 Cover. Our Berkshire Times. October

2014 “The Canvas” Feature article and full page repro. Maine Home and Design, Aug.

2010 Book Cover. Woodland Style by Marlene Marshall

2010 CD Cover and Interior. Ellis- Right On Time.

2008 CD Inside Cover. Ellis- Break The Spell.

2008 CD Cover. Ellis- Undefended Heart.

2007 Color reproductions. Food in Art. The Country and Abroad. March

2007 Cover Art. The Country and Abroad, Sept.

2006 Color reproduction. Pomegranate Roads by Dr. Gregor Moiseyevich Levin. Floreant Press

2005 Color reproduction. Artist’s Resource Trust- the First Ten Years. Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

2004 Cover photo and article. The Women’s Times. July

2000 Color reproductions and article. The Paintings of Ann Getsinger. The Country and Abroad Nov.

1999 Earth, Sky, Water- Art of Ann Getsinger. The Artful Mind Oct. Reproductions and feature article.

2004 Art and the River- Views and Visions of the Housatonic. Housatonic Valley Art League. Color reproduction.

2002 Shell Chic by Marlene Hurley Marshall. Storey Books. Color reproductions. 1998 Clear, Classic. The Paper. Sept. Reproductions and article.