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About Ann Morash: Artist, Photographer
The art styles of Ann Morash are a reflection of the cultural mosaic of her home. The people and land of scenic Nova Scotia are a study in contrast. Here, land and sea meet on tide-swept cliffs. By sail and history, culture, arts and music from all ports of the world found her shores. Maintained by geographic isolation on the narrow peninsula of Nova Scotia, they thrive in a timelessly pristine form--some now long lost to the homes that created them.
Born and raised in Halifax, Ann embraced her Ukrainian heritage in art, dance and music, especially finding a love of 'Pysanky' or traditional egg decoration. This love of her own unique culture evolved to a respect for the diverse beauty of all the cultures she saw around her. After receiving formal education in the Anthropological study of culture, she supplemented this degree with training in computer technology. It was in this unlikely combination that her love of the past found a technological avenue to modern expression. In creating and maintaining a non-profit website, LearnPysanky.com, since 1996 countless thousands have been given access to detailed instructions in this beautiful art form; and for some, a reconnection to their Ukrainian roots. Since 2006, she has also shared the joys of Nova Scotia living with readers of her blog.
Never satisfied with simple emulation, Ann is a tireless student of original design. While honouring the defining elements and techniques of traditional styles, her creative passion injects a new vitality to timeless forms. Here, such diverse cultures as Byzantine and Celtic are given a special place, yet are unified in a single unique vision. In this way Ann's art, like her home, act as a bridge.
From culture to culture. From the past to the present. From our ancestors to Ann to you.
Ann currently lives in Dartmouth with her fiance David, their 2 dogs and 3 cats.
About this shop
This shop is hosted by Cafepress.com. I have been a shopkeeper here since 2002.
I create my art designs, digitize them (if they're not created on computer), and upload them to Cafepress. Visitors to www.cafepress.com/art_by_ann or shop.learnpysanky.com (they're the same shop) can browse selections by department (women's fashions, men's, cards & prints, etc.) or by design (pysanky, ukrainian folk art, novelty, etc.) using the navigation at the top of the page.
When a visitor has finished making his or her selections, and added them to the shopping cart, they place an order via Cafepress' secure server. Cafepress then prints off the products they've requested and ship them to them.
Cafepress is an American company, so all prices are in USD. They have a super 30-day money back guarantee, so you can shop in confidence! Want to learn more about Cafepress, or open your own shop? Get more information here.
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