About Ann

Bondi artist Ann Cahill’s passion for art began at school in regional New South Wales and during an apprenticeship in sign writing and design. In late 2007, encouraged by family and friends, Ann gave up a career in travel to devote time to painting, something she has always wanted to do.

Ann works in oils and acrylics; and likes a fair degree of realism in her paintings. Although her subject matter varies – seascapes, streetscapes, figures studies and portraits – it is dramatic light on the subject that inspires her work the most. Ann uses aspects of light to give her paintings a sense of time, mood and atmosphere. She looks for inspiration that evokes emotion.  Ann’s hope is to plant a thought in the viewer’s mind, so that what  emerges is from the viewer’s own imagination.

Ann is committed to furthering her knowledge of technique and mediums. She regularly attends the Mitchell School of Arts Summer/Winter school, as well as other workshops and classes.  Ann is a member of both Randwick and St. George Art Society.

Since 2007 Ann has participated in many art shows and competitions and has received several awards.


2008     1st People’s Choice (Pyrmont Art Prize)

2009     1st People’s Choice (Pyrmont Art Prize)

2009     1st Judge’s Choice, Acrylics, (Waverley Art Prize)

2010     2nd Judge’s Choice  (Pyrmont Art Prize)

2010     1st People’s Choice (Pyrmont Art Prize)

2011     1st People’s Choice (South Maroubra Village Art Show)

2011     1st People’s Choice (Pyrmont Art Prize)

2012     2nd Judge’s Choice (Randwick Art Society Annual Exhibition)

2012     Commended (Waverley Art Prize)

2012     Commended (South Maroubra Village Art Show)

2012     1st People’s Choice (South Maroubra Village Art Show)

2013     Commended (Randwick Art Society Annual Exhibition)

2013      1st People’s Choice (Pyrmont Art Prize)