40 x 30" image size
Oil Painting on Stretched Canvas
Anna’s creative reconstructions of the landscape capture the beauty and dynamism of stunning harbour locations bathed by vivid sunsets. It is the grouping of colours in a scene that initially attracts her and this visual harmony compels her to create her own image in response. Each vibrant piece portrays the energy and emotion of the environment with what the artist describes as “exploding skies” which release a whole spectrum of radiant and dramatic colours.
Anna paints intuitively, using an array of tools including brushes, sponges, palette knives and even her hands, letting her instinct take over. She has become increasingly dedicated to oils as her main medium, spending a great deal of time learning how they behave and can be manipulated. She does mix her media to a degree, using spray paint, metallic acrylic paints and inks to add interest and texture to some of her works.
Influenced by her artist mother from a young age, Anna gradually began to develop a creative response to her surroundings. Works from impressionist masters such as Turner and Matisse, the expressive style and vivid palette of Joanne Corno, and David Downton’s effortless fashion illustrations also helped her to find her unique style and to balance the concepts of free expression with the more formal elements of composition and line.
Anna has exhibited in various galleries in London, Cambridge and York. She has gained international recognition for her work with Saatchi and in the summer of 2014, she worked on a high profile interior design project with DAPA and Berkeley Homes at One Tower Bridge. Most recently, she completed a commission for the University of York commemorating the History department's 50th anniversary.