Ann Cockerill - Fine Artist

Ann Cockerill

Austell, Ga - United States

 
 
 

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Ann Cockerill

Austell, Ga - United States

Ann Cockerill - Fine Artist

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About Ann Cockerill

Born with a degenerative hip disease, Ann Brannon Cockerill spent much time in body casts as a child. God has a way of turning bad things into blessings though. It was during these times, that she developed her imagination and learned how to paint and draw. She found that although her body was imprisoned her mind through art could be set free. By the age of seven she was already selling her paintings in her father’s lumber supply store in Austell.
At sixteen she worked for DeVant Crissey in Marietta restoring 19th to 20th century paintings, and learning old master techniques.
She graduated cum laude with a degree in art at the age of 19 from LaGrange College and was listed in Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities.
In 1973, Ann married Bill Cockerill and in 1975 they started The Red Cockerill Gallery in Austell Ga. Framing, art, portraits, art classes, and Bill’s pottery helped the business to thrive. In 1987 their beloved daughter, Emily, was born. They raised her on 18 beautiful acres calling it “Beulah Land”. It’s waterfalls, huge granite rocks, mountain laurel, lady slippers, and kudzu were constant sources of inspiration for her paintings. In 1994, she began painting abroad and fell in love with France and Italy and Greece. In 2005, Ann had a hip replacement that has given her a new lease on life.
Ann was commissioned by the State of Georgia to paint James Ogelthorpe, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Marquis de LaFayette life size portraits for the newly remodeled “Old Capitol” in Milledgeville. Her painting of Kennesaw Mountain was included in the “Spirit of America Exhibition from Winslow Homer to Andrew Wyeth,” and toured the nations museums. She has won numerous awards including Best of Show Spirit de France Arts Festival, First Place North Wildwood Beach NJ Art Exhibition, and the Winsor Newton First Place Painting Award of the International Art Show of New Jersey. Her painting was chosen for the Atlanta Dogwood Festivals Fine Art Poster Competition. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the world.

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Ann  Cockerill - Haybales in Italy

Haybales in Italy

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Ann  Cockerill - Ellijay barn

Ellijay barn

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Ann  Cockerill - St. Simon

St. Simon's Island

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Ann  Cockerill - Red Field

Red Field

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Ann  Cockerill - Kennesaw Azaleas

Kennesaw Azaleas

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Ann  Cockerill - Sanctuary

Sanctuary

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Ann  Cockerill - Autumn

Autumn

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Ann  Cockerill - The Magnolia House

The Magnolia House

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Ann  Cockerill - Tuscan Sunlight

Tuscan Sunlight

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Ann  Cockerill - Afternoon in Acworth

Afternoon in Acworth

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Ann  Cockerill - Kennesaw Mt.

Kennesaw Mt.

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Ann  Cockerill - Sedona

Sedona

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Ann  Cockerill - Tuscan Summer

Tuscan Summer

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Ann  Cockerill - Tuscan Courtyard

Tuscan Courtyard

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