Ann is a native of Duluth, Minnesota. She received a BFA degree in painting from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1966, a graduate degree in Library Science from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo in 1968, and did fieldwork at Frick Art Reference Library, New York. She did further study at the University of Oslo International Summer School, and at the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts Program in 1993 where she worked with landscape painter Wolf Kahn. Ann Jenkins' work had been exhibited at a number of galleries and museums in Minnesota, Canada, and Sweden. In addition, her work has been reproduced as cover art for a number of publications including "Shenandoah" and the "Women's Great Lake Reader". Ann lives in Duluth with her husband and son. Ann is interested in the abstract rendering of landscape. Her paintings are concerned with the arrangement of fields of color, and she believes that color is a medium which can convey the most subtle and complex feelings, and can give the viewer...a sense of a particular place and time that goes beyond literal visual accounting of that place. She works with oil, acrylic, pastel, and monotype.