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Ann Guidera-Matey


(610) 505-6519

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I am a better friend, mother, wife and daughter if I carve out time to nurture myself. Being in nature is that time for me. Outside I am totally in the moment and able to leave the rest of the world behind. When I return, I’m ready to be with people and to pick up the “TO DO LIST. Life is a balancing act. Energy needed to care of business and others must be balanced with energy we need to take care of ourselves.

My landscapes are reminders to take time for yourself. Light, color and texture invite you into paintings where you can pause, and savor a peaceful moment in nature. They capture that feeling of satisfaction you have at the end of a busy day when you put your feet up and take a deep breath

Favorite places of inspiration include the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the New Jersey Shore, the Brandywine River Valley, Hudson, New York and Maine or anyplace that can be seen from my kayak or while hiking. Trips to France, Italy and Ireland have also energized my work

Pastel is my medium and I have been working with it for over 30 years. I love the immediacy, vibrant color that pastel provides. I paint at my studio, Aston Mills Arts, outside of Philadelphia and am open by appointment throughout the year.

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