Ann Gates Fiser began her art career studying with her mother, internationally recognized artist, BR Gates. She continued her art studies at the University of Texas, Austin. She also has musical interests and received her Bachelor in music composition from the University of North Texas, Denton, TX. She was co-art director for Fashion Galleria Magazine, a magazine for the fashion trade industry and designed New Orleans Mardi Gras costumes. She also illustrated computer game covers for Tandy Corp. and other companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Ann's murals have been featured numerous times in the Seattle Street of Dreams, Seattle Symphony Houses, The Jr. League of Tacoma's Decorators' Show House & Garden Tour,Tableau Magazine, Pacific Northwest Magazine and in various newspaper articles. In the first half of 2007, she painted four murals for The Children's Museum of Seattle.
She has designed and painted theatrical sets for Redmond Second Story Repertory Theater, Redmond, WA for for nine seasons. Godspell, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Living in Paris, The Importance of Being Ernest, Blithe Spirit, The Nightingale, The Frog Prince, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, are just a few of the plays for which she has painted sets. Ann passed away from breast cancer in December of 2017. She will be missed.
Ann has illustrated various books which include the following:
Fantasy & Fairy Coloring Book by Ann Gates Fiser On Amazon
Asher, King of the Stable by Betty Claire Moffatt
The Stars of Childsland by Larry Templeton
When I Go to Bed at Night, by Susan Bassett On Amazon
The Fairy Godmother's Guide to Dating by Diane Conway On Amazon
Maternity Dreams- by Cecilia Lance On Amazon
Simple Little Pleasures by Donna Lee
Beatrice and the Magic Garden Hat by Donna Lee On Amazon
Dragon Days Calendar by Ann Gates Fiser