Ann Marie Coolick is an impasto painter from Arlington, Virginia. Her work focused on colorful abstractions and expressionist landscapes, using only palette knives and heavy body paint straight from the tube. She slathers frosting-like paint layer upon layer onto the canvas with paint running off the edges, resulting in a sculptural, three-dimensional appearance.
Ann Marie was a Resident Artist at the Arlington Arts Center from 2004 to 2009. Coolick has since exhibited in many locations around the US, and her art has been featured in magazines from around the world. Ann Marie is also the founder of the East Coast Art Collective, a group of 20 contemporary artists from throughout the US east coast.