Ann Craddock Bruner is a native of Owensboro, Kentucky where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College. She earned a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Art from Western Kentucky University, and is retired after thirty-years from the Owensboro Public Schools. She Taught art at all levels, including classes as Kentucky Wesleyan College and Owensboro Community and Technical College and continues teaching privately.
An Avid Horsewoman, she still finds time to pursue her longstanding interest in drawing and painting. For many years she concentrated in the area of watercolor, an interest which grew out of a workshop taught by Evansville, Indiana watercolorist, Jerry Baum. She has been privileged to work with such nationally known artists as Dale Meyer, Mario Cooper, Christopher Schink, Frank Webb, Alex Powers, Al Brouillette, Judi Betts, Don Andrews and Bill Fletcher. Currently she is working in acrylic and oil pastels.
Ms. Bruner has exhibited with the Owensboro Art Guild, the Henderson Society of Art, the Ohio Valley Art League, and the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, which included a two woman exhibit with her mother, portraitist Alice Craddock Bruner. As a faculty member she presented a one woman exhibit at Owensboro Community and Technical College. Her work is included in the collection of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro Health and Solarbron Retirement Community in Evansville, Indiana.