Ann Altman grew up in Boston, surrounded by the art and architecture that embodies the cultural life of that city. Elementary school exposed her early on to art, both hands-on and historical. Her three sisters provided rivalry to inspire a striving for excellence. Throughout her life she has studied in a variety of media, and has developed a unique style. Her work is notable for the use of color which manages to be both bold and subtle. The color principles of post-impressionism guide her color choices. Ann pushes herself to continue to grow and experiment, using new materials and techniques which ultimately represent an optimistic perspective on life. Ann was one of the founding members of Lunaria Gallery in 1995, and has been active in promoting the arts for many years. Her work can be found in homes, businesses, and public spaces in the northwest and beyond. Images have been published on posters, t-shirts cards, books and magazines, form such organizations as Harper-Collins, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Syracuse Cultural Workers, and the American Friends Services Committee.