Anna graduated in Textile Design and Marketing in 2001. Growing up in a small hamlet in the heart of rural Oxfordshire gave her a love of the countryside and British landscape which inspires much of her work.
Following on from reaching the semi-finals of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016, she won Artists and Illustrators Artist of the Year 2017.
Having rolling fields, woodland and the changing colours and seasons on my doorstep is a huge inspiration for me to paint and create. The British landscape is endlessly beautiful and much of my work develops from something catching my eye when out walking- the shapes and colour combinations of branches and leaves, or hedges and fields. I love coming back to my studio to make my own window onto the peace and quiet of the countryside. My aim is that you feel you could step into an Autumn morning or Spring day straight from the room you’re in.
Texture has always been an important part of my work and after initially using oil paints impasto, I started exploring collage(chine colle) with collograph print-making, and then brought collage into my paintings. Working with a mix of media now that incorporates paint, oil pastel, charcoal and collage takes every painting in a different direction.
2019, 2021: Thackeray Gallery, London
2017, 2020: Bircham Gallery, Holt
2019: Albany Gallery 3 person exhibition
2016 - 2021: Bircham Gallery Mixed Exhibitions
2017 - 2021: Thackeray Gallery
2018 - 2021: The Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye
2016: Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize Exhibition
2015, 2016: Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries
2009 - 2015: Wren Fine Art, Burford