Ann E.Thiermann, muralist
Ann Elizabeth Thiermann, a classically trained artist with an extensive background in both landscape and figurative painting,
has designed over 50 murals for natural history museums, art museums, libraries and educational institutions. Ann holds both a
BA in art from UCSC and an MFA in painting and drawing from Cal State University, Long Beach.
Her work caught the eye of Joyce Carlson, Chairperson of The Murals of Santa Paula, who viewed one of her murals in the Museum
of Natural History in Santa Cruz, California depicting life among the Ohlone Indians in the Santa Cruz area. She was asked to
submit a proposal for a mural about life in a Chumash Indian village historically located along the Santa Paula Creek.
Thiermann carefully researched all aspects of life among the Chumash Indians in this area and hiked into the hills above Santa
Paula to the site of a former Chumash village. She received confirmation for all the details in her mural from a professor of
anthropology and Julie Tumamait, a local Chumash culture bearer.
The mural is used as a teaching tool for school children who learn about the first inhabitants of Santa Paula and are intrigued
by learning about their way of life and the many animals and birds depicted in the mural.
Visit the artist's website at www.annthiermann.com