Artist Spotlight: Ann Balzac Keane May 21 2013


"I enjoy a plein air painting group on Wednesdays with women who have guided me on my path to becoming a painter. I adore them. I am a little unnerved with the prospect of my work out there to be previewed by all. I started painting to fill my I am an "artist in progress." 

Ann Balzac Keane moved to Charleston, South Carolina, 14 years ago with her husband and three children. She met artist, Susie Callahan, through her daughter's school. One day Ann decided she would try her hand at painting. With no previous formal training she started with acrylics and later on moved to oils which gave her more artistic freedom. 

Over the past eight years, she has studied under Brian Rutenberg, taken a splattering of basic drawing, abstract painting, oil painting classes and a week long workshop with Ian Roberts. She now paints on a regular basis in her back porch studio and is a member of the Charleston Artist Collective. 

The Charleston Artist Collective is a group of local artist that give back to the community. Contact Ann at