Ambassador of the Week: Anne Hightower-Patterson

“Contemplation” (watercolor painting)

“While visiting Havana, Cuba, in 2017, I came upon this young man sitting on a sunlit piazza immersed in writing in a journal,” says Anne Hightower-Patterson. “I was immediately drawn to the warmth of the light creating shadows across his face and bouncing off of his dreadlocks. I quickly took a few photos, and upon my return home, I created this painting in my studio.”

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PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.


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