Anne collects recycled fabric, paper and ephemera using collage, stitch, photographic and print processes to create a range of work, most of which is framed. Her inspirations are travel, memory and vintage imagery from a variety of sources. These have been described as 'small worlds' and her current layered mixed media work started life as mainly botanical in subject matter before developing into larger more narrative works. Often it can be a small scrap or remnant of fabric that inspires a whole piece and she's inspired by naïve, outsider and folk art. Collaborations are an important aspect of her work and she enjoys working with other artists. She also produces commissions for private and public individuals (see 'Commissions' page). She teaches (see her blog for current teaching and events) a range of levels of ability and is guest tutor at Jersey Textile Showcase, artist in residence at Sussex Prairies Garden in 2014 and is exhibiting at the internationally renowned 'Festival of Threads' in Canada.
'The materials were everyday and accessible and also evocative, it inspired me to want to get stitching … even though you could create your own work you still wondered if it had as much to say or as much depth as Anne's work' . Carolyn Forster, review of 'Small Worlds' solo exhibition, Trinity Town and Country Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, September 2013
Anne's book- 'Connected Cloth' with textile artist Cas Holmes, was published in Autumn 2013. This reflects her teaching, installation, exhibition and collaborative work in the UK and abroad. She is currently writing a solo book, due out in 2016.
From June - October 2014 Anne is artist in residence at Sussex Prairies Garden, near Henfield, W. Sussex. Please see her BLOG (link below) for up to date courses and events there...