About

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A gorgeous sunny day on the beach at Godrevey in Cornwall. 
A dog is a great painting buddy. 
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In the heat of the sun in
Greece enjoying capturing the Mediterranean colours.
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Hi, I'm Annie, welcome to my website. My work is about the human response to places and experiences and often tell a story. You will find a selection of work, some abstract, some realistic and most inbetween.

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Welcome

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 Much of my work is inspired by the sea, the landscape and the seasons and expresses my emotional response to the natural and built environment, We are all made up of many layers of memories and connections with places, experiences and people past and present. By capturing the essence of these feelings a connection is made between the artist and the viewer. Art can touch us in many different ways and illicit an emotional response that awakens something within us. I believe that a sense of connection and belonging is essential  for us all for which art can provide a tangible focus.

 

Sometimes there is so much to see and relate to that we can immerse ourselves in it again and again.  I hope that you see something here that you can connect with and that you enjoy.

I begin outside whenever possible. This involves making sketches and little watercolour paintings for colour references and capturing the mood of the day. I usually take photos with my mobile phone to act as a reminder back in the studio where I develop ideas, often working on several different pieces of work at once. This enables me to keep things fresh and gives time for things to dry. 
Some of my work is created using purely oil paint or acrylics but often I mix many different media according to the effect I am looking for. These can include inks, watercolours, pastels, charcoal and different types of pen and pencil.
A favourite is collage and this often becomes an important part of the process of layering a variety of textures and colours which once sanded back reveal unexpected effects evoking the concept of underlying memories and connections.

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On the cliff tops at Cape Cornwall.
The messy working end of the studio.
The gallery end, a place to look and think.

West Cornwall, North Wales and Derbyshire have influenced my art enormously, providing enduring memories of family, childhood holidays and connections with many friends. The amazing beauty of these places that I love have fuelled my passion for conveying the atmosphere and emotional response they evoke.
The contemporary architectural developments in my home town have also provided a focus for a series of paintings designed to encourage a new way of looking and the development of a sense of pride and belonging.