Northern California’s variety of beautiful landscapes have long influenced the art of Ann Erpino. She earned a degree in Fine Art at U.C. Berkeley, while also studying languages and natural sciences. Ann became aware of visual art’s potential to communicate ideas, and trained herself to think in terms of imagery as metaphor, augmenting her language by reading and dreaming. Through extensive travel to such diverse areas as archaeological sites, unusual landscapes, and natural wonders, Ann’s art was informed by experience.
Ann has practiced energy work and meditation, incorporating an array of life experiences and archetypes into her work. Before full time easel painting, she worked as a muralist, portraitist, art teacher, workshop presenter, and scenographic artist.
Ann’s “great commission” came by way of famed research scientist, Erik Winfree. She painted over 100 works for him and other leading scientists, translating research and theories into imagery about molecular programing, neurobiology, self assembly, life’s mineral origins, medicine, and much more.
This intensive practice in portraying the unobservable and abstract processes, and the knowledge of science gained while completing this immense body of work, contributed greatly to Ann’s own comprehensive, visualized version of a Grand Unified Theory – a life- long art/science goal, now finding its expression through film.
She’s excited to be developing video clips, minisets, props, sketches, and live action sequences to visually portray a holographic universe, life’s many resemblances to cosmic phenomena, and particle dynamics.
Ann’s award winning art has been exhibited in museums and galleries, featured in films, publications, theater, and on television. She has maintained studio/galleries in Los Angeles and Sacramento, and has an ongoing exhibition of ninety eight paintings at Caltech’s Winfree Laboratory. Her paintings and prints belong to collectors worldwide.