Constituting America – Constituting America's 2017 Fall "Celebrate America" Auction!
Auction Ends: Nov 20, 2017 10:00 PM EST


Ann Hardy, Award Winning Texas Artist! Original Oil Painting Donated by Janice Gauntt!!

Item Number
Estimated Value
1500 USD
700 USD to ahfcb0f04
Number of Bids
4  -  Bid History

Item Description

Ann Hardy captured the peaceful beauty of the season!The pewter and copper are rich with time and the yellow and golden sunflowers bring in the beauty of summer and fall days. "Painting is 12 x 16 oil on board, unframed." 

Ann Hardy has won award after award for her beautiful paintings!  Constituting America's beloved Janice Gauntt chose this special painting and is donating it to Constituting America's Fall 2017 Auction! 

Thank you Ann Hardy and Janice Gauntt for making our auction even more special!

Ann Hardy can be reached at: or at 817-481-4007 

"I am a representational, sometimes quite impressionistic painter, who loves the privilege of getting to express myself visually through a painting." 


"For Ann, the joy of painting is in the process (journey) and not the destination. Growth in life and art is the most exciting thing she can think of.  You must be willing to risk and be at home in your own skin.  For her it’s fun to be slightly?? eccentric (and she plays that to the hilt) by painting in a 12 by 12 foot treehouse, and the following:  She has cooked for 6 others on a 51 ft. sailboat in the Grenedine Islands, drove a van of 8 women artists in Guatemala, backpacking Scotland and England, rode up the Tetons horseback from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, tenting for a week, rode a 20 year old mule around Texas following a wagon train for 2 weeks, backpacking with daughter in the Rockies for several days, painting and drawing in Bali, Italy, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, France (Paris), Greece, France (Chateau du Soudin), Habitat for Humanity in Belise, King Salmon fishing in Sitka, Alaska, painting in Argentina, and the most precarious of all---decided to earn her livelihood as an artist."


From Ann Hardy's Wise and Delightful Blog:


MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017

Maybe I'm Growing UP.

It's taken a lot of years to enumerate some things of importance to me.  Maybe I've known them all along, and I am just now putting them into words.  Or, maybe maturity is settling in.  I do know that I feel very comfortable with myself and I am not living by the standards of others,  but by my own standards.  And, I have been a pleaser. 
  These things I want for my children and my grandchildren.
  Choose on your own to live by YOUR CHOICE (thoughtful choice) and  not CHANCE.
  Choose to be USEFUL and  not USED.
  Choose to be MOTIVATED and  not MANIPULATED.
  Choose to be HAPPY and  not SAD. (Happiness  is a choice)

Just did this wonderful old Coon dog that has shared 15 years with his Master and Best Buddy.  The Father of the 30+ year old Son that owns this dear animal had me do the painting as a Birthday surprise.  It was a fun project.  Does he not look like a sweetheart!

Oil Painters of America Signature Member
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Signature Member
Outdoor Painters Society Master Signature Member
Texas and Neighbors Signature Member
Accredited Creative Artists
Southwestern Watercolor Society

American Impressionist Signature Member



Oil Painters of America critique done.

Richeson National Small Works-painting 

Facebook-3 paintings in 3 days

Bosque Natonal Classic-painting accepted

American Impressionist National Show-Painting accepted and Signature Member achieved

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society-Painting accepted

Bluebonnet Cemetery One Person Show titled "Paintings for the Living".  Good sale.



Texas and Neighbors (5 state competition)-juror, Soon Warren-Won 2nd in Oils

Judged National Oil and Acrylic Online Spring Show

Judged Trinity Arts Guild Open Show

National Spirit of Texas OPOMAC-juror, Donna Howell Sickles, painting accepted

Richardson 50th at the Eisemann Center-juror, Michael Holter, painting accepted

FWCAC "Out For the Summer Vacation"-juror, Nancy Lamb, painting accepted

Outdoor Painters Society-4 paintings accepted and 4 sold

Program for Grapevine Art Project with David Morgan

Master Signature Member-Outdoor Painters Society

Signature Member Status-American Impressionist Socieety

An Evening in Seville-only painter to have demo and exhibition on site of 1 Paigebrook (1938 Dealy home, architect, Dilbeck)



February 2015-Richardson Small Painting show (Wisconsin)-painting accepted

April 2015-Nat Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Online Show-2 paintings accepted

July 2015-Tarleton University One Person Show-Gordon House Gallery, Granbury, Texas

August 2015-Grapevine Tower Gallery Show

November 2015-Bluebonnet Cemetery "Paintings for the Living""

Special Instructions

Original Oil Painting generously donated by another Texas Treasure and beloved Mom of Janine Turner....Janice Gauntt! 

Janice Gauntt, Broker Associate

Century 21 Judge Fite Company

Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex