Ann Edholm studied at the Royal Institute of Art (Konsthögskolan) in Stockholm, where she was also a professor from 1991 to 1998. She has become well-known for her abstract paintings showing repeated sequences. Edholm works with a condensed colour palette and with minimalist shapes. This reduction has become a field of experiment in her work. Simple, geometric shapes recur upon large, often single-coloured, background surfaces. Equally important is the light.
Within the works are references to older art history, Renaissance painters Fra Angelico, Piero della Francesca and Caspar David Friedrich and also to the American Abstract Expressionists Ellsworth Kelly, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman. Another important source of inspiration for Ann Edholm is nature with its brooding secrets.