"My Grandmother's Birdbath" 

Ann Wainwright

Featured Artist: Ann Wainwright

Fond memories are the source of inspiration for Ann Wainwright for her acrylic painting titled “My Grandmother’s Birdbath”.  Her colorful painting is now hanging in the foyer of Deltona City Hall because Mrs. Wainwright is the Deltona Art Club’s Featured Artist for the month of February.

She was raised in southern Indiana and attended Indiana University. Once she married her husband Emmett, they moved around a few times for his job at IBM.  They lived in Indiana, New York and Virginia before moving to Florida.  Her University degrees are in the field of education and she did get to enjoy art as she taught both Elementary and Middle schools over her time teaching in Broward County.

It was not until she retired that she had the time to explore art more thoroughly.  Now she enjoys painting with acrylics and watercolors.  She also uses watercolor pencils to design cute note cards.  She also enjoys doing torn paper collage, especially on small gift boxes.  The designs of birds and flowers make the box itself a gift.

“I enjoy doing happy things” says Mrs. Wainwright. “I enjoy drawing and painting birds, small animals and flowers.”  She encourages others to fine their own creative outlet.  She has even gotten her son into working in watercolors.  She says, “Go ahead and start.  Too many people worry about what will happen if they try.  Just put your worries aside and enjoy it.”

In addition to art over the years Mrs. Wainwright has enjoyed participating in various singing groups and even enjoyed doing radio programs.  Before today’s podcasts existed, there was radio.  Ann Wainwright had a radio program in high school that gave listeners information on what happened in their town on that day in history.  Later, when she had small children, she had a radio program called “From Our Home to yours” and in it she gave home making advice.

Today, Ann Wainwright is an active member of the Deltona Art Club. The Deltona Art Club, established in January 1968, is one of the oldest continuing running clubs in Central Florida.  All area artists working in any medium are welcome to join the club which meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:45 AM September through May at the Deltona Regional Library. The Deltona Art Club also has weekly workshop time at the Center at Deltona located at 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd off Howland Blvd in Deltona. They meet each Thursday, year-round, from about 12:30 to about 3 PM.  Everyone is welcome. Learn more at www.deltonaartclub.com or send an email to deltonaartclub@gmail.com .

Featured Artist of the Month 
Ann Wainwright