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A sparkle of life, a gleam in the eye,
Rays of the sun christening the sky…
Deep searching blues in rivers below,
Mountains majestic with fresh fallen snow.

The scream of an eagle piercing the air,
Such marvelous pictures how can I not share?
Such spectrum of colors and awe striking scenes;
Galloping horses and glistening streams

To open my eyes and take in the sights
Floods me with wonder and so with delight
I take up my paintbrush admiring the One
Whose handiwork shines, bright as the sun.

No one can match the extent of His hand,
When He touches canvas the outcome is grand!
My hope and desire, the dream of my life
Is to be a reflection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
by Ann Newby © 2006

  Newby was born into a family of artists who moved to Wyoming when she was 12. From the day she could hold a pencil she was encouraged in her creative efforts and as drawing continued, horses dominated her paper. Equines were her first love, though her interests have broadened since childhood.  "Observing the handiwork of God all around me is a constant source of delight and inspiration." says Newby.

  Being the daughter of an artist, Newby had her own personal tutor and by age 16 her first painting had sold. She apprenticed with internationally renowned artist, Jonathan La Benne, better known as “Jonathan, The Bear Man”; who she refers to as “Dad.” This included many different facets of art. Among them… painting in acrylics, two dimensional wood carving reliefs, and three dimensional wood sculptures. Newby was blessed with a life of travel and has gathered many resources and inspirations from these experiences.
  She has also participated in clay sculpting at a  workshop with bronze artist, Chris Navarro.

 Newby's artworks are being collected by buyers accross the U.S. and Europe. Her Acrylic on linen painting, "Sunny Siesta" of a mule deer buck won the Wyoming Game and Fish Stamp Competition for 2019. The Original painting will be on permanent public display at the Cheyenne Game and Fish Office and it will be reproduced on about 200,000 conservation stamps as of January 2019. Prints of the piece will also be available for purchase at the Wyoming Game and Fish website.

  Currently, Newby resides in Wyoming with her husband, Dave and daughters, Kayla and Victoria.