Ann spent much of her youth living in South Africa and has been painting professionally for more than 20 years selling nationwide and internationally. She moved to Derbyshire, in 1988 and taught painting and crafts for 15 years before opening “Art Angel Studio” where she taught painting for 7 years.
Ann has three children and currently lives in Nottinghamshire with her husband, David.
Ann’s interpretations of the landscape are somewhere between impressionist and expressionist in style whilst her approach to the subject has an oriental influence in the purity of the mark.
Each painting is individual and original being “full of energy”. Ann moves around her canvas when creating in order to achieve spontaneity which is very evident in her paintings.
Ann explains her work in her own words below:
"Painting is a form of relaxation for me although I admit it has its pressures too! I paint almost every day and never grow tired of the infinite variety and thrill of discovery. Researching subjects and experimenting with the medium, Acrylic, oil or watercolour have helped me to develop my style. I favour the oriental, calligraphy approach and like the images to emerge through confident and creative movement, my paintings are original insofar as I do not copy from pictures. I paint mainly from memory, imagination and my own design. I like the work to be spontaneous and creative rather than manipulated although this is not as easy as it sounds. I am always conscious of overworking a piece. I could probably not produce the same piece twice as there is an element of the random in my work. Ultimately I hope my style reflects a combination of creativity and skill which is what I am looking for, and what keeps me interested".