This tree was inspired by a walk through Corbar Wood, Derbyshire.
First impressions are always the most lasting therefore I felt compelled to capture this beautiful tree’s determination to remain standing despite the extensive exposure of its root system. The tree seemed to balance itself by leaning into the land behind it. A path heading upwards, using the tree’s roots as steps, suggested that others had used that route as a short cut. Whilst I was painting, two young girls came by and clambered up the roots to reach the path at the top. I spent a couple of hours painting this scene ‘en plein air’ and completed the finer details in the studio.
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Painted in oils on specialist canvas paper
Gold frame with mount
Sizes and Additional Information
Image size: 39 cm x 29 cm
Framed size: 59 cm x 49 cm x 4 cm
Price shown includes UK P&P
Annie has developed an eclectic style that is not held back by constraints of singularity. Her approach to painting is quite philosophical. Annie will try to tease out the emotion of the moment by subtle positioning of the subject matter or adding something that will hopefully create a similar response in the viewer.
The art making process for Annie starts with the visual followed by thought then a quick sketch with notes. Sometimes a few photographs are taken as an aide memoir if the painting is to be completed in the studio. Often Annie will sketch or paint outdoors where she can feel and be part of the moment she is trying to capture.
Although Annie is primarily a multi-media landscape painter, she also likes to experiment with abstraction. In her abstract work Annie will often apply mathematical structures to inform the process and outcome. Annie is currently making plans for a new abstract project centred around language and communication.
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