We are pleased to welcome the work of Anna Perlin to our Bristol gallery.
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.