Artwork for Ann Johnson
By the Shore
I draw and paint the natural world finding marks and colours to express the subject. The painting/drawing develops in it's own way, potentially leading to an exciting image that, although several times removed from the original subject, retains its spirit. Drawing is at the core of my work which then develops in different mediums - oil and acrylic paint and collage.
Being creative provides the opportunity to think laterally, to take risks and challenge expectations and boundaries. After working full-time as a journalist, largely to briefs and deadlines, I can now do as I please. Art is vital to society, for nourishing our self-expression and our mental well being. We all have different forms of creativity inside us, not least in thinking and how we live our lives; sadly, many people never find a path with which to express this.
Paintings, drawings and collage. Studio situated in Trenchard Street, Ross on Wye.
I write about my work and have published a book of my drawings - Wild Margins, Drawings and Inspirations (Amazon). My paintings have been accepted and hung at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and images have been reproduced in books and magazines. I have enjoyed collaborating with poets.
Putney School of Art and Eastbourne School of Art. Open University degree including the Art and it's Histories' module (Distinction). Lifelong learning has enabled me to take part in many exciting and challenging workshops and courses.
h.Art 2021; h.Art 2022. The Loving Earth Project, Quaker Arts Network; The Heart of Art, Artistry Gallery, Ledbury; Seeking Routes, Swarthmore Hall, Cumbria; Coming Up Roses, Artichoke Gallery, Kent; Battersea Affordable Art Fair (Nicholas Bowlby Gallery); Group exhibitions Gallery 68 , Ulverston, Cumbria. A Point of View, The Secret Gallery, Newent, April 2023
The Apple Store Gallery Unit 1 Rockfield Road, Hereford HR1 2UA. 01432 263937. I shall be guest artist at the gallery group exhibition which runs from 16 August - 16 September, Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 3pm and Saturday, 10am to 1pm During h.Art opening times will be 10am to 5pm every day. http://www.applestoregallery.co.uk