Annie’s continuing delight in painting comes from continuous investigation into the endless possibilities of using texture, paint and composition, be they landscapes or still lives. She aims for a composition of enduring simplicity that relies on the highly complex relationships between colour and form.
Annie uses an enormous variety of materials, building up a working surface with a mixture of mixed media, including shellac and plaster, and jute hessian, rust dust, vinegar, emulsion, acrylic binders, Chinese inks, charcoal and varnish, to name but a few! Then she draws into the wet surface with oil pastel and oil paint, then this is followed by scratching and scraping away the surface. followed by more painting, until the desired image is eventually achieved.
She has exhibited the length and breadth of England, and also in Scotland, Paris and Amsterdam, and has also shown at the Royal Academy of Arts summer Exhibition several times and chosen for the The Discerning Eye and other exhibitions at the Mall Galleries London.
Annie graduated from Central St. Martins in 1998. She works daily from her studio in southwest London.