Anne Packard has brought to her work an instinct and skill drawn from a deep family well of American and European painters. A third generation Provincetown painter, she is a bona fide Cape Cod artist.
Her grandfather, Max Bohm, was a leading turn of the century impressionist painter, who in 1916 came to Provincetown with many European and American artists. Her grandmother, great-aunt, uncle and mother were also respected painters. The painting tradition runs strong in her family and continues with her children.
Born and raised in Hyde Park, N.J., Packard spent summers as a child in Provincetown. She moved here year-round in 1977 after raising her 5 children. A self-taught artist, initially her art was worked on wood panels and weathered shingles. She studied with the late Phil Malcoat. Packard has painted the Outer Cape, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Mexico for over thirty years.