Touch the wood and leather of hand-crafted bellows… Be touched by the whimsy and imagination of digital art…
Anne has spent years accepting graphic design briefs for corporate images, logos and merchandise. Now she has turned her mind to creating more whimsical and dramatic digital art. Anne finds inspiration all around her – environment, photographs, myths and sometimes just a bit of silliness.
As a counterpoint to computer technology, Anne enjoys the calming wood and leather work in creating hand-crafted bellows. Inspiration comes from the character of the wood, and the feel of the leather – then watching as it evolves into a practical fire maker. She says she only started making bellows because she got tired of sticking her head in the fire and blowing!
When in need of an escape (when time permits!) she takes on the challenging, but absorbing and gentle world of watercolours.
This combination of artist and artisan gives Anne’s art its unique character.
2020 Oh, nothing much happening…
Anne did launch her meditation series during the Spring lockdowm,
and has made a small number of bellows. Second lockdown/Winter brings a challenging project – medieval field forge bellows for reenactment group!
2019 Anne exhibited during Oxfordshire Artweeks in May 2019 where she also launched her 2019 Bellows collection:
Wonderful bellows. Lovely digital pictures. – M.G.
[Bellows are] beautiful as well as practical – A.H.
Beautiful art – so bright & colourful! – B.H.
It’s all brilliant! – J.S.
Unusual pictures – 2 bought. Interesting and eclectic mix. – K.C.
Exhibitor at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot 2019 Open Exhibition on the theme of ‘Woodland’ 2 May – 16 June 2019
Both items accepted for the exhibition sold – Elm Bellows and ‘Ollie’s Bear’
Exhibitor at Faringdon Art Society Exhibition towards end of 2019
Highest individual sales – digital art
Exhibitor at Artisans Cafe in Stanford in the Vale November 2019
Successful sales of bellows