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Clay Wallin left a comment for Ann Rea
Thanks Ann! Done.
Apr 16, 2010
Ann Rea updated their profile Apr 16, 2010
Ann Rea left a comment for Clay Wallin
it's time to change your local ;)
Apr 16, 2010
Ann Rea left a comment for Guy Chambers
Hi Guy, Would you like to try to meet up again? Happy New Year! Ann
Jan 8, 2010
Ann Rea left a comment for Ann Rea
Hi Nicholas, Sounds lovely. If I find a patron who would like to commission a painting from Douro Valley, I'll be there! Cheers, Ann
Jan 8, 2010
Nicholas Collis left a comment for Ann Rea
Hi Ann Happy New Year! If you have not been to north Portugal & would like a chance to see the Douro Valley (once described as the "largest mountain vineyard in the world") me and my associates are planning 2 x four-day wine tours -…
Jan 8, 2010
Ann Rea left a comment for Joe Roberts
Hi Joe, I'm not a wine blogger like you but you might enjoy my post.... http://www.annrea.com/blog/index.php/collecting-art/talking-about-music-is-like-dancing-about-architecture Cheers, Ann
Nov 27, 2009
Ann Rea left a comment for Emma Mitchell
Hi Emma, What brought you to OpenWineConsortium? Happy Turkey Day! Ann
Nov 26, 2009
Guy Chambers left a comment for Ann Rea
aN I'd be interested in hearing about your "Design Trade" program, as well as a visit to your live/work studio. Our firm has completed a number of projects in the The Presidio (the Officer's Club, and S.F. Film Center) and…
Nov 23, 2009
Ann Rea left a comment for Guy Chambers
Hi Guy, Good for you! I wish I could say I'm a good instruction but I'm really not. But when I started to paint again after a long absence, like you, I took lessons. It gave me a structured schedule to follow and a small community. I…
Nov 23, 2009
Guy Chambers left a comment for Ann Rea
Ann, Glad to add you as a connection. I especially enjoyed reading your bio where you quit your job in 2003 and took up painting. I've been an architect my entire career, and involved in the design of numerous wineries in that time, but am just…
Nov 23, 2009
Leo J. Baduria left a comment for Ann Rea
Loved the colours! Keep it up! Cheers, Leo fellow artist and wine importer
Nov 20, 2009
Ann Rea left a comment for Ann Rea
thank you Leo!
Nov 20, 2009
Ann Rea updated their profile photo Nov 1, 2009
weiguokong left a comment for Ann Rea
Hi Ann, I like your paintings very much! I reported your story on my chinese wine blog! I know Dr. Harold Olmo, He was a famous grape breeder and viticulturist in the world!
Mar 28, 2009

Profile Information

Company Name
Ann Rea, Inc.
About my company:
Imagine a unique and personal, once in a lifetime experience. Imagine choosing your favorite wine and walking along the vines with the acclaimed winemaker and artist. Then the artist returns to the vineyard to capture the colors of the vines in oil exclusively for you. And this custom creation is scaled to your space.

And you’ll experience the creation of your painting, through the artist’s eyes, via a dedicated creative diary on annrea.com.

Celebrate the completion of your painting with your own “unveiling party” and an opportunity to host the artist. And look forward to the possibility of seeing your painting featured in Ann Rea’s upcoming book series “Colors of Terroir” to be published soon and available on annrea.com.

Rea’s work is gaining increasingly collectible status and is acquired by a growing list of collectors and celebrities across North America and Europe. Rea’s talent is commended by the American Art icon Wayne Thiebaud.

Rea’s work and inspiring story continue to be featured in the national media, most recently on Fine Living and NBC’s In Wine Country, “The Tasting Panel”, “Practical Winery and Vineyard Management”, and “Fortune” magazines. Read about her blue ocean business strategy in “Career Renegade” by Jonathan Fields, published by Random House.

How can a winery benefit? Through the power of collectible art, select wineries gain a permanent and flattering presence in their consumers’ homes and hearts, long after the wine is gone. Rea’s paintings are prominently and proudly displayed for all the collector’s friends to admire. Collectors naturally share their extraordinary experiences enjoying the talents of the artist and the winemaker.

The unique experience is not only shared offline but online through Rea's online creative diary. And the artist's posts drive inspired traffic directly to the winery's site.
How would you classify yourself in the wine trade?
Retailer, Services, Wine-related products, Blogger, Other
What city is Home?
San Francisco
If Other, please describe
San Francisco based artist know for paintings of Wine Country with collectors throughout Northern America and Europe
What you want to get from participating in FohBohWine?
I'm interested in meeting vineyard and or winery owners or wine enthusiasts interested in commissioning original oil paintings of Wine Country that will be featured in my second book "Colors of Terroir, an artist's tour of Napa."
About Me:
For seven years I didn't paint or draw a single thing. I worked at a variety of anxiety producing jobs in high tech, investing, and disaster relief until an encounter with two stage-four breast cancer survivors made me realize that life is too short to avoid pursuing my dream.

I started using painting as an active mediation to alleviate my anxiety. I began creating serene still life and then moved to plein air landscapes in oils. The first vineyards I painted belonged to Dr. Harold Olmo, a grape breeder and viticulturist, who played a key role in the development of the California wine industry starting in the 1930s.

At the very end of 2003, I quit my job, sold my house and moved to the beach in San Francisco. With the encouragement of renowned painters Gregory Kondos and Wayne Thiebaud (American Art Icon) I was finally determined to make a living as a painter and to pursue my dream.

After I moved to San Francisco to paint full time I knew that I would have to become prolific in order to thrive. I began practicing neuro-feedback, medically aided meditation, so that I could obtain optimal states of performance. So it is no accident that collectors consistently comment that my paintings make them feel happy and calm, read the endorsements on at www.annrea.com.

On the surface it seems that my subjects are vineyards but actually it is color inspired by natural ambient light, the unique visual essence of the terroir. Light, or color, changes with the atmosphere and temperature, which is why I creates each piece in the vineyards at specific times of day.
Website and/or Blog
http://www.annrea.com
Second website and/or blog
http://www.annrea.com/blog/
Twitter ID
http://twitter.com/annrea

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At 8:35am on April 16, 2010, Clay Wallin said…
Thanks Ann! Done.
At 11:31am on January 8, 2010, Ann Rea said…
Hi Nicholas,

Sounds lovely. If I find a patron who would like to commission a painting from Douro Valley, I'll be there!

Cheers,

Ann
At 11:26am on January 8, 2010, Nicholas Collis said…
Hi Ann

Happy New Year!

If you have not been to north Portugal & would like a chance to see the Douro Valley (once described as the "largest mountain vineyard in the world") me and my associates are planning 2 x four-day wine tours - this year in mid June and late September.

The overall scenary is stunning & colours feature well too!

Warm regards from an unusually cold Marlborough, Nicholas
At 9:18am on November 23, 2009, Guy Chambers said…
aN

I'd be interested in hearing about your "Design Trade" program, as well as a visit to your live/work studio. Our firm has completed a number of projects in the The Presidio (the Officer's Club, and S.F. Film Center) and currently have one under construction on the main parade grounds -- Building 100 -- located about 4 buildings uphill from the new Walt Disney Museum.

I'm only in town two days this week, so let's look for other possibilities between now and year end. If it's easier, you can also connect with me via the office... www.bararch.com, 415.293.5700, [email protected]
At 8:42am on November 23, 2009, Guy Chambers said…
Ann,
Glad to add you as a connection. I especially enjoyed reading your bio where you quit your job in 2003 and took up painting. I've been an architect my entire career, and involved in the design of numerous wineries in that time, but am just now finding time in my life to take a fundamental oil painting class. I absolutely love it...!!! Maybe we can prop an easel up in a vineyard some day... as I still have LOTS to learn.
At 9:27pm on November 19, 2009, Ann Rea said…
thank you Leo!
At 8:24am on April 14, 2009, Leo J. Baduria said…
Loved the colours! Keep it up!

Cheers,
Leo
fellow artist and wine importer
At 4:55am on March 26, 2009, weiguokong said…
Hi Ann,
I like your paintings very much! I reported your story on my chinese wine blog!
I know Dr. Harold Olmo, He was a famous grape breeder and viticulturist in the world!
At 8:40pm on March 23, 2009, Stu McFarland said…
Hi Ann,

We receive confirmation in the way of a TTB (Alcohol & Tobaco Tax & Trade Bureau) COLA (Certificate of Label Approval) from our winery customers.
Corporate logos are a lot simplier.
You're probably referring to replicating original art?
We take the word of established winery customers but request contact from the artist from all others.

Probably more than you wanted to know! :)

Stu
At 10:15am on March 23, 2009, Doug Massagli said…
Thanks Ann....I will check out your website.
 
 
 

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