Ann Cockerill first
discovered the wonders of painting at the age of 4. A native of Georgia, she was born and raised in Cobb County.
Born with a degenerative hip disease, she spent much time in body casts as a child. God has a way of turning bad things into
blessings though. It was during these times, that she developed her imagination and learned how to paint and draw.
Ann was commissioned by the State of Georgia
to paint James Ogelthorpe, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Marquis de LaFayette life size portraits for the newly
remodeled “Old Capitol” in Milledgeville.
Her painting of Kennesaw Mountain was included in
the “Spirit of America Exhibition from Winslow Homer to Andrew Wyeth,” and toured the nation's museums.
Ann Cockerill has won numerous awards including:
Best of Show at the Spirit de France Arts Festival
at Chateau Elan in GA, First Place at the North Wildwood Beach NJ Art Exhibition, and she was presented with the Winsor
Newton First Place Painting Award of the International Art Show of New Jersey. Her painting was chosen for the Atlanta Dogwood
Festivals Fine Art Poster Competition in Atlanta. Recent awards include 'Best of Show' at the Ellijay Apple Festival,
the SCAA's Sweetwater Valley Art & Crafts Festival, Douglas Days. She was awarded the 18th Annual Miniature Art
Show of NJ., the Sweetwater Fever Arts & Crafts Festival, the 'Off the Square' Art Show in Carrollton, the Cedar Valley
Arts Festival, and the Cave Springs Art & Craft Festival.
Ann's paintings were selected for inclusion in the
Georgia Watercolor Society Exhibition and the Tallahassee Watercolor Society Exhibition. Her paintings are in private and
corporate collections throughout the world.