It all started with the purchase of a tote bag in 1975. Ann, a native of Marblehead, MA,. had purchased a colorful tote bag decorated with creative silkscreen designs from a local business owner. At that time, the bags had become the rage locally and within a few short years gained so much popularity they came to be sold throughout the East Coast.
Twenty-six years later and unable to find a replacement for her beloved, well-worn tote, Ann decided to revive it by creating Ann Veronica ® -- a collection of handbags and tote designs inspired by silkscreen techniques she learned in her high school art classes from the women who founded Marblehead Handprints. As a textile designer Ann is inspired most by the work of twentieth century German and Austrian workshop artists.
Ann's designs take hundreds of hours to create, to select and to hand cut. Her colors are custom mixes and her fabrics are made of all natural fibers. The task of creating the silkscreen prints is taken one stage at a time which ensures that Ann and her team of artisans have complete control over their creations. The result is a collection of handbags and textile designs that are timeless and fun. All of Ann's creations are inspired by her love for fiber, the arts and the hand crafted tradition of Maine artists.
Ann lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine where she spends much of her time promoting the work of local artists and with her husband, two daughters and four very spoiled Maine Coon cats.
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