Although raised in the suburbs of New York City, Anne Ireland spent summers on her family’s saltwater farm in mid-coast Maine, observing the broad vistas and changing skies of the surrounding landscape. She now works from her studio in Falmouth, Maine, where she is still inspired by the beauty of her surroundings.
After receiving a BA from Bowdoin College, Ireland moved to New York City to work as an associate producer for CBS NEWS, while attending painting courses at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. After returning to Maine, she earned a BFA with honors from Maine College of Art in 1994, working with Connie Hayes, Glenn Rennell, Johnnie Ross, and Honour Mack. Today, In 2009, she was included in Maine Home + Design magazine’s “artists to watch” list.