Ann Guidera-Matey is a contemporary impressionist painter whose landscapes elicit an emotional response. Using light, color and texture, she leads the viewers into her paintings where they are invited to stay, take a deep breath and experience the moment. Compositions are simple and direct. Her primary medium is pastel. She enjoys pastels immediacy and finds the vibrant colors effective for conveying emotion. She applies her pastel to a panel that is under painted with acrylic and then primed with a pumice gel mixture that provides texture. Favorite places of inspiration include the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the New Jersey Shore, the Brandywine River Valley and Hudson, New York. Recent trips to Ireland, France and Italy have energized her work.

Ann has been working with pastels for approximately 25 years and like most artists, continues to be a student of art, taking classes with internationally known Master Pastelists. After raising her family and leaving a position in arts administration in 2015, she has been able to pursue her passion for pastels full time.

She paints at Heron Crest Studios in Aston, Pennsylvania where visitors are welcome by appointment throughout the year.

Pastel Society of America - Juried Member
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY - Juried Artist Member
Maryland Pastel Society - Signature Member


Solo Exhibition
2018 -Stuart Kingston Gallery, Greenville DE

Juried Exhibitions

2019- 2007 - Yellow Springs Art Show, Chester Springs, PA
2019 - Farm to Table - Land Art Events
2018 - UArts Online Show
2016 & 2018 Delaware County Studio Tour
2017 & 2018 - Plien Air Brandywine Valley
2015 – Main Line Art Center Spring Gala Show, Bryn Mawr, PA
2008 - Philadelphia Sketch Club – Works on Paper
2007 - Philadelphia Watercolor Society – Franklin and Marshall College
2006 -Daylesford Abby Art Show – Paoli, PA

Invited Shows

2007 – 2018– Art Long the Creek Heron Crest Studios, Aston PA
2015- Station Gallery, Wilmington DE - Art for the Holidays
2014 – D&R Greenway Land Trust, Princeton, NJ – Spring Show
2013 - William Ris Gallery, Stone Harbor NJ - Nature Inspired
2013-2011 -Chadds Ford Art Sale and Show, Chadds Ford PA
2013 - D&R Greenway Land Trust, Princeton, NJ - Sky Gazing
2011- The Art Trust, Westchester, PA - Gifted
2009- Darlington Art Center, Garnet Valley, PA - Artists of Heron Crest Studios
2008-2006 - Station Gallery– Greenville DE - Holiday Show
2008 – 2007– Station Gallery, Greenville DE – Spring Thaw
2007 - Longwood Art Gallery, Kennett Square, PA - Miniature Show
2007 –Longwood Art Gallery, Kennett Square PA 2007 - Summer’s Eve
2005 –Hardcastle Gallery, Wilmington,DE - Touch of Class

Gallery Representation
Square Pear Gallery, Kennett Square PA - August 2018 - Present
Stuart Kingston Gallery, Greenville DE - May- June 2018
William Ris, Jamesport NY - 2016 - 2018
William Ris Gallery, Stone Harbor NJ - 2010 - 2016
Station Gallery, Greenville DE – 2006 - 2018
Longwood Art Gallery, Kennett Square, PA 2007 - 2010


2000- 2018 - Studied with international and regional Master Pastel Artists such as Toni Allain, Liz Haywood Sullivan, Elizabeth Mowry PSA, Susan Oglivie PSA, Carolyn Caldwell PSA, Terri Ford

1996-2009 - Philadelphia Museum of Art - Guide Training Program

1981- Villanova University – M.S. in Counseling and Human Relations

1975 - Saint Joseph’s University – B.S. in Psychology  


Pastel Artist and Member of Heron Crest Studios, Inc. - 2007 - Present

Main Line Art Center Professional Artist Member 2013-2015

Manager Volunteer Services, Philadelphia Museum of Art – 2009-2015