Ann Hayden began her career in advertising in Manhattan, and ended up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, as a full-time painter.
Most of her inspiration comes from the property which she and her husband own, on the point between Nassawadox Creek and the Chesapeake Bay.
Among other subjects, Ann is very interested in the surrounding bird-life.
The artist says, about her work - “I like to capture the sculptural quality of birds, make them monumental, larger than life. My paintings are less about the details of each species, more about the feelings I experience in their wake. Feelings like power, stealth, or aching vulnerability. And, because even the most common birds are in decline, it's important to me that my paintings evoke a heightened awareness in viewers.”
Ann Hayden Coming and Going
Ann Hayden Walking the Runway
Ann Hayden Oil
In Spite of What You May Have Heard . . .
I Don't Kill Deer.