Arboretum Show

Ann Vasilik

A Painter's Journey

Watercolors by Ann Vasilik

The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville
Sponsorship of paintings by individuals to benefit the
Arboretum are welcomed. For more information click here.

Purchases of paintings can be made with the North Carolina
Arboretum beginning at the show's opening, January 26th 2013

25" x 54" - $1,650 SOLD

Big and bold is the way to convey the drama of these giant blooms in Park Seeds Experimental Gardens, SC.

Painting Sponsor ($100): G and G Art and Frame - Gene Grigg
18" x 36" - $1,500 SOLD

The sturdy, majestic cattail found in wet places was the perfect arrangement for my unique glass vase.

Painting Sponsor ($100): Mrs. Carolyn Taylor

Up and Down
25" x 36" - $2,600 SOLD

Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany. The streets of this medieval city were glorious to paint, but this popular view was my favorite.

Painting Sponsor ($100): Ed Broadwell
Prague Perspective
25" x 33" - $2,500 SOLD

Prague, Czech Republic. City views are my favorite subjects to paint and, it doesn't get any better than this.

Award: WSNC Annual Juried Show, 2012, 3rd place

Painting Sponsor ($100): Dr. Richard Howell

Going to Red Square
21 1/2" x 27" - $1,800 SOLD

Moscow, Russia. Outside the entrance to Red Square, this view was made more dramatic by the wet weather.

Painting Sponsor ($100): Kress Emporium
Threes Company
20" x 24" - $1,700 SOLD

Botswana, Africa. Our African Safari brought us up close with a multitude of animals. These zebras paused to glance then were gone.

Painting Sponsor ($100): Ms. Luci Steele

To The Morning Market
20 1/2" x 24" - $1,700 SOLD

Montbard, Burgundy, France. Each day we made trips to villages from our barge journey on the Burgundy Canal.

Sponsorship Level: $50
Late Lunch
20 1/2" x 25" - $1,500 SOLD

Varese, Italy. I especially enjoy the mystery of shadowed afternoon streets.

Sponsorship Level: $50

Varenna on Lake Como
20 1/2" x 24" - $1,100 SOLD

Italy. Many charming towns can be seen from a boat tour on Lake Como.

Sponsorship Level: $50
On The Canal
18" x 24" - $1,100 SOLD

Venice, Italy. I really like this fresh, atmospheric painting in my favorite Italian city.

Painting Sponsor ($50): Dr. Richard Howell

Assisi in the Rain
21 1/2" x 29" - $1,600 SOLD

Assisi, Italy. It rained the whole day but, what lovely effects the rain made.

Painting Sponsor ($100):
Bonca Boats 1
21 1/2" x 29" - $1,200 SOLD

Republic of the Philippines. We had the good fortune to live in the Philippines and I did many plein air paintings in fishing villages such as this one.

Painting Sponsor ($50): Norma Calderon

Bonca Boats 2
21 1/2" x 29" - $1,200 SOLD

Republic of the Philippines. These simple villages abound along the many waterways.

Painting Sponsor ($50): Norma Calderon
Hilltop Vista
22" x 25 1/2" - $1,500 SOLD

Umbria, Italy. I remember this day well as I shivered in the cold and damp side street. But I loved the view.

Sponsorship Level: $50

Waiting For The Rain
20" x 25" - $900 SOLD

North Carolina Arboretum. These rocks were arranged as carefully as the branches of the Bonsai plants.

Sponsorship Level: $50
In The Morning Mist - The Taj Mahal
22" x 28" - $600

Agra, India. The exterior surface of the mausoleum had been cleaned recently and glistened like a mirage on that misty morning.

Painting Sponsor ($50): Carol Sawyer

Mountain View
24" x 24" - $1,200 SOLD

Bellagio, Italy. On a walk high above the town on Lake Como, this classic view of an Italian town presented itself.

Painting Sponsor ($50): John R. Hoskins III, DDS
Cafes in the Old Town Square
21 1/2" x 25" - $1,300 SOLD

Tallinn, Estonia. The luminus brilliance on the umbrellas made this a "jewel" to paint.

Sponsorship Level: $50

The Matterhorn
21 1/2" x 28" - $1,600 SOLD

Zermatt, Switzerland. The grandeur and scale of this peak is breathtaking.

Painting Sponsor ($100): Phyllis Prevost, Pisgah Inn
Venice of the North
18" x 26" - $1,100 SOLD

St. Petersburg, Russia. I glimpsed this view from our bus as we crossed the bridge. I'm so glad I didn't miss it.

Painting Sponsor ($50): Emo'ke B'racz-Malaprops Bookstore & Cafe

Beautiful Rain
17" x 23 1/2" - $1,100 SOLD

Assisi, Italy. You can almost feel the rain in this fresh, "wet" painting.

Sponsorship Level: $50
African Lady
24" x 21" - $1,000 SOLD

Zimbabwe, Africa. Her beautiful scarf led me to paint this strong image.

Painting Sponsor ($50): Myra Ramsey

The Medieval City Gate
16" x 21 1/2" - $1,000 SOLD

Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany. A "limited palette" enhances the old world feel of this scene.

Sponsorship Level: $50
Surveying the Scene
20 1/2" x 23 1/2" - $1,300 SOLD

Helsinki, Finland. The seagull always seemed to be perched on this monument outside our hotel.

Sponsorship Level: $50

On a Holiday
16 1/2" x 21 1/2" - $950 SOLD

Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany. This painting has all the elements I love; spontaneity, atmosphere, light and shadow and a fun and festive feeling.

Sponsorship Level: $50
Buying a Bird
19 1/2" x 21" - $450

Bird St., Kowloon, China. The chinese love their birds and this old gentleman contemplates his purchase.

Sponsorship Level: $50

Baobab Tree
19" x 21" - $1,300 SOLD

Zimbabwe, Africa. The sculpture of these grand and glorious trees dot the African landscape.

Painting Sponsor ($50): Shirley J. White
Early Morning in the Square
17" x 25 1/2" - $1,400 SOLD

Montbard, France. From our barge trip through the Burgundy region, we made day trips into these wonderful towns.

Sponsorship Level: $50

Morning Walk
17 1/2" x 21" - $800 SOLD

Grindelwald, Switzerland. Everything in Switzerland seems to be on a mountain.

Painting Sponsor ($50): John R. Hoskins III, DDS
Winter Vines
15 1/2" x 21 1/2" - $600 SOLD

Stellenbosch Wineries, South Africa. That late winter day was wet and misty as we made our way through the wine country.

Painting Sponsor ($25): Mary Harper

Leaving Before Prayers
17" x 24 1/2" - $1,200 SOLD

Jama Masjid Mosque, Old Delhi, India. This is the largest mosque in India. We were asked to leave as afternoon prayers were about to begin.

Sponsorship Level: $50
The Afternoon Siesta
17" x 21 1/2" - $1,200 SOLD

Castellina, Italy. We arrived at our hotel in Tuscany during the afternoon siesta and had the quiet town to ourselves.

Sponsorship Level: $50

Homage to Alvaro Castagnet
14" x 21" - $1,000 SOLD

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. A painting after the style of my favorite artist.

Painting Sponsor ($50): Fast Frame
The Bridge at Ronda
14" x 21 1/2" - $900 SOLD

Ronda, Spain. This massive bridge rose from deep in the canyon where the river continues to forge its channel.

Sponsorship Level: $50

Afternoon Delights
14" x 21" - $900 SOLD

Vilnius, Lithuania. A blush of warm light fills this back alley.

Painting Sponsor ($50):
14" x 20" - $1,200 SOLD

Gruyeres, Switzerland. We enjoyed a "raclette" of Gruyere cheese for lunch in this charming town.

Sponsorship Level: $50

Heidi House
14" x 16" - $800 SOLD

Zermatt, Switzerland. Having enjoyed the book, "Heidi", as a child, I was eager to "find" her grandfather's mountain-side house. This might have been it!

Painting Sponsor ($25): Lucille M. Bellamy
On the Dock
13" x 20 1/2" - $900 SOLD

Savannah, Georgia. A "plein air" painting done in the heart of the tourist district along the waterfront.

Sponsorship Level: $50

Santillana del Mar
21" x 12 1/2" - $1,000 SOLD

Cantabria, Spain. We visited the Museum of the Inquisition in this town.

Sponsorship Level: $50
South Bridge
19" x 21" - $1,100 SOLD

Manila, Republic of the Philippines. A store on the right sold the most delicious dried meats. I just didn't want to think what animal it came from.

Painting Sponsor ($50): Rosario Chato Calderon

North Bridge
19" x 21" - $1,100 SOLD

Manila, Republic of the Philippines. This old part of Manila steps back into another century.

Painting Sponsor ($50): Rosario Chato Calderon
Crossing the Canal
11" x 15" - $800 SOLD

Venice, Italy. On our first day in Venice I found an "out-of-the-way" bridge away from the crowds.

Sponsorship Level: $50

Along the Cape Peninsula
11 1/2" x 15" - $600 SOLD

Cape Town, South Africa. On the way to the Cape of Good Hope, this farm house contrasts against the vast landscape.

Sponsorship Level: $25
On the Trellis
22" x 29" - $1,000 SOLD

Pinata Roses. This rose bush lasted only two summers, but I captured it on one of its good days.

Painting Sponsor ($50): Pat Williams

Una Bella Vista
11 1/2" x 15 1/2" - $750 SOLD

Venice, Italy. All of Venice was beautiful to me. I couldn't paint fast enough.

Painting Sponsor ($50): 1889 Whitegate Inn & Cottages
Old Church
11 1/2" x 15 1/2" - $600 SOLD

Venice, Italy. Another morning, another painting.

Sponsorship Level: $50

The Old Town Square
11" x 14" - $600 SOLD

Riga, Latvia. It started to rain as I began to paint but, a leafy tree sheltered me long enough to finish.

Sponsorship Level: $25
Cathedral of Saint Issac
10 1/2" x 14" - $250

St. Petersburg, Russia. A quick painting of a massive building before nightfall.

Sponsorship Level: $25

Beach House
9 3/4" x 13 1/2" - $400 SOLD

St. Augustine, Florida. A quick painting before the cocktail hour.

Painting Sponsor ($25): Michael Jones
Saint Annes Church
10 3/4" x 14 3/4" - $500 SOLD

Vilnius, Lithuania. This fantasy in brick was being restored to its former grandeur.

Sponsorship Level: $25

On the Inlet
10" x 13 1/2" - $500 SOLD

St. Augustine, Florida. Sail boats head for home port under the watchful "eye" of the lighthouse.

Sponsorship Level: $25
Velvet Shadows
19 3/4" x 13 3/4" - $500 SOLD

St. Augustine, Florida. I just love painting alleys!

Sponsorship Level: $25

The Spinner Eva Thatcher
16" x 22" - $600 SOLD

At the North Carolina Arboretum. Eve's generous spirit and countless hours of volunteering are greatly missed. She also made a lovely subject.

Sponsorship Level: $25
Bellagio 1
9 1/2" x 12 1/2" - $900 SOLD

Bellagio, Italy. The steep steps of the town provided wonderful views.

Sponsorship Level: $50

Bellagio 2
9 1/2" x 12 1/2" - $900 SOLD

Bellagio, Italy. Many shops and restaurants crowd the passage way.

Sponsorship Level: $50
Bellagio 3
9 1/2" x 12 1/2" - $900 SOLD

Bellagio, Italy. Every few steps presented another wonderful vista.

Sponsorship Level: $50

Look to the Ocean
10" x 13 3/4" - $500 SOLD

St. Augustine, Florida. The streets of this quaint town invite one to stroll, relax and enjoy.

Sponsorship Level: $25
Portuguese Village
9 3/4" x 10 3/4" - $500 SOLD

Cochin, India. In this fishing village we saw boats full of sardines.

Sponsorship Level: $25

New Delhi Overview
9 1/2" x 13" - $250 SOLD

New Delhi, India. From our hotel, we could see New Delhi in the distance.

Sponsorship Level: $25
Hotel Taj Malibar
9 1/2" x 11" - $200

Cochin, India. This British-built hotel expressed a gracious and courtly colonial era.

Sponsorship Level: $25

Painters Delight
8 3/4" x 11 3/4" - $300 SOLD

Halstatt, Austria. Like out of a story book, these scenes were magical.

Sponsorship Level: $25
Schloss Sommersdorf
8 3/4" x 11 3/4" - NFS

Burgoberbach, Bavaria, Germany. We stayed at this small castle for a week while we traveled throughout Bavaria.

Sponsorship Level: $25

A Little Taste of Saint Augustine
3 3/4" x 5 3/4" - $125 SOLD

St. Augustine, Florida. Small is beautiful.

Sponsorship Level: $25
22" x 30" - $1,700 SOLD

Orvieto, Italy.

In my quest, a scene to paint,
this square was empty, quiet and quaint.
Then a crowd filled up the square
with banners bold and a bullhorn's blare.
I fled the spot to find another,
but came back here, this square to paint,
now peaceful, empty, quiet and quaint.

Award: WSNC Annual Juried Show, 2009, 4th place

Painting Sponsor ($100): Andy & Katherine Kartalis

Market at Sarlat
19" x 24" - $1,200 SOLD

Sarlat, France. On market day, this street was filled with tents and merchants, but by 12:30pm, they were all gone.

Award: SWS Annual Juried Show, 2010, Honorable Mention

Painting Sponsor ($100): Dr. Paul Saenger
Blest Rest
20" x 27" - $1,600 SOLD

Rome, Italy. On the bus in the afternoon, the sun poured through the window to warm this tired, elderly nun.

Painting Sponsor ($100): Kevin and Petra Vasilik

St. Basils Cathedral
22" x 29" - $1,600 SOLD

Moscow, Russia. Across the river from our hotel, we had a wonderful view of one of Russia's icons.

Award: WSNC Annual Juried Show, 2010, M. Graham Watercolor Award

Painting Sponsor ($100): Teresa Bellamy Liner
Varanasi on the Ganges
25" x 39" - $2,600 SOLD

Varanasi, India. In the early morning, after the Hindu priests "woke up the river", we rowed along the Ganges to view the temples and ghats.

Award: WSNC Annual Juried Show, 2011, 1st Place

Painting Sponsor ($100): Eric & Sylvia Vasilik

Le Trufficulteur
15" x 22" - $900 SOLD

The Perigord, France. The truffle farmer took us into the oak forest where his little dog located the truffles.

Painting Sponsor ($100): Fred & Cindy Groce
A Sunny Afternoon in Treviso Province
22" x 30" - $1,600 SOLD

The Veneto, Italy. This pretty view has all the classic charm of Italy.

Painting Sponsor ($100): John R. Hoskins III, DDS

Romance in Venice
11" x 15" - $700 SOLD

Venice, Italy. Now my favorite European city, the romance only grows with time.

Sponsorship Level: $50
Sleepy Village
17" x 23" - $900 SOLD

The Dordogne, France. I wish I could have painted all these little villages.

Sponsorship Level: $50

On the Natural Garden Trail
21" x 24" - $1,100 SOLD

At the NC Arboretum. This short hike provides quiet, tranquillity and lovely views.

Sponsorship Level: $50
Business Mans Lunch
21 1/2" x 18 1/2" - $900 SOLD

Bergerac, France. Hot light and cool shade bring drama to this cafe scene.

Sponsorship Level: $50

Cat you come back!
14" x 21" - $500 SOLD

I wish I could remember the location of this pink house with the marigold lane!

Sponsorship Level: $25
The Art Show
21" x 18" - $750 SOLD

Feria at San Telmo, Buenos Aries. It was market day in this town known for it's antique shops.

Sponsorship Level: $50

An Irish Country Gate
14 1/2" x 24 1/2" - $850 SOLD

Ireland. These iron gates are disappearing from the countryside and the more practical metal pipe ones are seen.

Painting Sponsor ($50): Frank and Kim Powers
Timoleague Ruins
17 1/2" x 22 1/2" - $1,400 SOLD

Timoleague, Franciscan Friary, County Cork, Ireland. This is a favorite Irish Painting from my own collection.

Sponsorship Level: $25

The Shopper
17" x 25" - $1,500 SOLD

Varese, Italy. This lady with her red shopping bags caught my eye.

Sponsorship Level: $50
A River Runs Through It
28" x 21 1/2" - $1,600 SOLD

Annecy, France. The river Thiou, only 2 miles long, runs through this "Venice of the French Alps". Standing behind the bridge in the middle of the river is the 12th century-built prison.

Sponsorship Level: $50