"All I ever wanted my paintings to say to the viewer in that given moment of contact is for them to feel the deepest part of their own sacred heart"
Ani was born into an Armenian family in Marseilles France. Her family came to America, when she was very young. She grew up among artists and loved her ethnic Armenian music, delicious foods and loving family which was the first muse into her passage for the passion of painting.
She studied at the High School of Music and Art, where she received many awards, The Art Students League in New York, where she received the Nessa Cohen Award to study at The New York Studio School, with painter and mentor Nicholas Carone.
Today she lives, paints and enjoys her family in Woodstock New York, with her husband Steven, and muse, Maia their 8 year old daughter. This show marks the end of a short absence from the studio taken by both Ani and Steven in enjoyment of their daughter.