I collect recycled fabric, paper and ephemera using collage, stitch, photographic and print processes to create a range of work, most of which is framed. My inspirations are travel, memory and vintage imagery from a variety of sources. These have been described as 'small worlds' and my 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 I'm inspired by naïve, outsider and folk art. Collaborations are an important aspect of my work and I enjoy working with other artists. I also produce commissions for private and public individuals (see 'Commissions' page). I teach (see my blog for current teaching and events) a range of levels of ability and am guest tutor at Jersey Textile Showcase in 2014.
'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
My first book- 'Connected Cloth' with textile artist Cas Holmes, is published in Autumn 2013. This reflects my teaching, installation, exhibition and collaborative work in the UK and abroad. Smaller examples of my work can be seen at Alter Ego Gallery and larger ones on Artfinder.