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Art in Wine

Ann Rea ~ Wine Country Artist Announces Alexander Valley Art

I first met Ann Rea when she was commissioned to do some work in Suisun Valley. The Suisun Valley Grape Growers Association is one of our clients, and they were about to celebrate 25 years as an American AVA on December 27, 2007.

This may not sound like a huge historical event, but as I’ve written elsewhere on this blog… American Viticultural Areas only began to be documented about 26 years ago… So they are historical treasures, as it currently stands… Getting in early was very innovative and leading the parade that was to soon follow.

I immediately connected with Ann’s work; impressionistic, but with really vibrant colors… not Monet, Manet, or Renoir-esque, but still in that genre for being muted lines that leave a lot to the imagination for emotional and intellectual development by the beholder.

Her current work above is The Colors of Terroir at Silver Oak Cellars ~ Alexander Valley Spring Vineyards

This spring, the winemakers from Silver Oak took Ann Rea on a tour of their Miraval and Red Tail vineyards in Alexander Valley. They brought her to their favorite places, explaining their terroir. Then Ann planted her easel among the vines, and proceeded to capture the spring color in oils.

Her work is available on her Website, and a beautiful addition to anyone’s home, office, tasting room, etc.

I also like this You Tube video…

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