Anne is a Dunedin artist based on the Otago Peninsula, who draws inspiration from every facet of life around her- the people, the animals and the landscape. Her acrylic figurative works are a humorous take on everyday anxiety-inducing situations that are relatable in most homes. Many feature room interiors with detailed domestic scenarios played out from an elevated viewpoint, much like the view of a fly sitting on the ceiling. The 'room interior' works utilise the natural warmth and beauty of hand-cut bamboo plywood forming the surrounding walls and perimeter furniture of each room that adds another dimension.
The landscapes are of familiar places that constantly change with the dramatic coastal weather that Dunedin experiences, often painted from memory or directly from views across the Otago Harbour. Painted loosely using broad brushes and rollers, they are a personal interpretation that sits somewhere between reality and imagination.
The Surrealist horse works combine a love of capturing the likeness of animals but inserting them into human situations just for the fun of it!
All paints used are Artist Quality Windsor & Newton Professional Acrylic and sealed with Nuart Satin Picture Varnish to ensure longevity. Any works on canvas use either Heavy duty Museum or Taut Art canvas stretched over deep wooden supports. Works that have frames are professionally framed.
2019 Ashburton Society of Arts Annual Exhibition -Water and Nature Award
2018 Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards -The James Picture Framing Award
2018 Otago Art Society Summer Exhibition - 3rd Prize
2017 Cowie Painting Awards, Invercargill - Premiere Award
2017 Otago Art Society Summer Exhibition 1st Prize
2017 Art South Otago - 3rd Prize
2016 Provincial Pride Art Awards, Invercargill - Premium Award
2015 Otago Art Society Spring Exhibition - 1sr Prize
2015 Peninsula Artist Almost an Island - Merit Award
2014 Peninsula Artists Awards - Supreme Award