I have always loved watercolors since I was given my first set of Prang pan watercolors as a child. I began drawing animals for imaginary children's books. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose State University and have worked as a graphic designer, craftsperson, herbalist, teacher, musician, and caterer. In the 1980’s I was commissioned to do pen and ink illustrations and maps for several books by Teresa Edgerton, including The Green Lion Trilogy, all published by Ace/Berkley Publishing Group. In 2009 I was honored as the Mendocino County Arts Champion in the category of Artist. In 2014, three books that I illustrated were released: Secrets of the Oak Woodlands, by Kate Marianchild Composting Abbie: A Whale of a Story, by Jed Diamond The Wind in Me, by Diane Smalley In 2015 I was commissioned to paint three paintings for the lobby of the new Redwood Health Clinic, which is part of Frank Howard Memorial Hospital/Adventist Health in Willits. I was also commissioned to create a watercolor painting for the show,”Main Street, Then and Now,” at the Mendocino County Museum. It showed the path of the Pomo people into Little Lake Valley. I am in my 17th year of teaching watercolor for Mendocino College, and recently retired as the painting teacher at River Oak Waldorf Charter School in Ukiah. I sculpt the original designs for Midnight Moon Art for the Garden, the business Jon and I own. Our work can be seen at Northcoast Artists Gallery in Fort Bragg. My artwork, hand dyed silk and rayon scarves, cards and prints, are available at Cat’s Meow in Willits, and The Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah. Jon and I live in a rambling Tudor Victorian home on 22 acres, west of Willits, with our dog and two cats.
I would like to share with you two articles that were written about me and my work. The first is part of "The Creative Voice," a series of online articles about the sources of creative inspiration for living artists, written by Viktoria Vidali from Redwood Valley, CA. The second article was in the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Mendocino Arts Magazine by Dot Brovarney. To read the full articles, please go to More.. on the top Navigation bar.
"Oaks, fir, redwoods, and madrone surround artist Ann Maglinte at her country home, so it’s no surprise that trees are a common element in her paintings. Slender trunks support meandering and sweeping limbs that sometimes stretch off the edges of the paper. Many of her landscapes include fog, mist, or clouds – a reminder of the frequent fog that drifts from the Mendocino Coast to her west Willits property."