Ann Jagielski Crostic, White Marsh, Maryland

Ann Crostic, 2019 Coastal Plein Air Artist

A graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA cum laude in Drawing, Ann has focused exclusively on painting Plein Air landscapes since 2008. She has been juried into Plein Air competitions in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Virginia winning numerous awards including the Artist Choice award from Solomon’s Island Plein Air and is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.  A Baltimore native, Ann resides with her husband in White Marsh, Maryland within easy reach of infinite subjects to explore. She enjoys the challenges of a rural landscape as well as the energy that urban settings provide. 


“Painting on location the plein air artist has an opportunity to experience much more than just what is seen. There is additional sensory information to study and interpret: radiating heat from a city sidewalk; the scent of pine wafting from the forest floor. You are charged with incorporating these intangible elements into your work. Each painting is a lesson to learn; to explore and study a unique sense of place.”