Ann Patterson Bishop developed a passion for drawing animals as a young child. In her late teens, she studied art history at the University of Rome (Italy). Returning to school in mid-life, she completed a degree in fine arts at the University of Montana in Bozeman. Her Bozeman studies opened a whole new world of media for her including: watercolor, pastel, acrylics, ceramics, and bronze sculpting. She has worked in many capacities, but one of her favorite jobs was with the Bureau of Land Management in Lewistown, Montana. Working as an illustrator for wildlife biologists, she was able to hone her already excellent animal-drawing skills – and she had the added benefit of spending significant time outdoors observing native Montana species. Now living in Helena, Montana, Ann is a fulltime artist with representation at Latigo and Lace in Augusta, Montana, Lark Art/Sedona, Arizona; Moccasin Mountain Gallery/Lewistown, Montana; and, Birds and Beasleys/Helena, Montana. Additionally, she has painted and sold pet portraits, which reside in homes throughout the U.S. -- and in Germany and France. Her murals can be found in multiple private homes and business establishments. She is a member of the Pastel Society of the Northern Rockies and the Montana Watercolor Society.