Hi there, wanted to take a moment to say hello. I'm Annie: a painter, printmaker and a Brit who lives in the US. For many years I lived in New York City and worked in Economic Development for the British Government, despite having studied art and design 🤣. But I took the plunge to pursue art full time when I turned 40. The next few years i freelanced and studied an MFA in painting, at the New York Academy of Art, a post graduate fellowship and a 2 year artist residency on the east end of long Island. It was here where my interest in painting water really blossomed. My next move took me across the sound to Mystic CT and eventually to the Ocean State of Rhode Island where I live with Winslow my studio cat!
As an artist I enjoy working in many mediums, and a wide range of subjects which include urban, rural and coastal landscapes along with the figure. Right now I spend most of my time working in oils, I love the buttery quality of paint, pushing and pulling it around a canvas. As a printmaker I also love the spontaneity and directness of monotype. I find both mediums provide an opportunity to explore and expand my technical vocabulary. Switching between disciplines keeps things fresh. I think the magic happens in the space between control and freedom, so I’m always open to finding new ways to make marks, but I do love a nice palette knife to work with.
To be an observer of my inner and outer world, be still, look, listen, feel.
Embrace the process, enjoy and welcome little accidents.
Let go of expectations, and go with the flow.
And of course to enjoy my own company ;-)
When I’m not in the studio you’ll probably find me whipping up something creative in the kitchen for dinners with friends. I’m pretty handy around the house so will tackle light woodworking projects and DIY! I can easily get consumed in digital creative play with the Adobe Creative Suite!.