I am a British/New Zealand painter and I have an affinity with a number of countries. The themes of my paintings are not rooted in one place, they are made from memory, after observing a landscape, trees, the effects of light on the sea or skies. I have a great respect for the Maori world view, which acknowledges that the natural order of the universe should be in balance and the belief that humans are part of nature and should be guardians of the environment. My great-grandmother was from the Taranaki tribe Te Atiawa and as I am so far away from New Zealand, I aim to connect with the idea of Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) by celebrating the natural world through my painting. I use photographs taken by myself and sketch outside as reference manipulating the paint to form textures and abstract forms.
Education: BA Honours Visual Studies/German, Oxford Brookes University. I worked as a German and Dutch speaking Sales Administrator and translator in Publishing and Export Sales and when I stopped working I volunteered as a Diversional Therapist at the Shakespeare Hospice. After being a contestant on Sky Arts ” Landscape Artist of the Year”, I was motivated to paint seriously again myself.
Contact me if you would like to commission a painting, if you would like any further information or would like to buy any of the paintings on my website. I would be very happy to help you.
Broadway Arts Festival Open Art Competition and Online Selling Exhibition 2020 (Finalist)
One of my entries ‘View from Broadway Tower ‘ was shipped to a new home in Philadelphia, USA. Due to Covid, the exhibition ran online from 29th May -31 Dec 2020
VAO Visual Art Open 2020 International Emerging Artist Awards – Highly Commended Artist
Chester Arts Fair 2019 , Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH12LY, England 15-17 Nov 2019 https://chesterartsfair.co.uk/portfolio-item/annawouters/
Unity In Variety X, Shapero Modern, 32 St George Street, Mayfair, W1S 2EA, 27 Sep -3 Oct 2019
Stratford Upon Avon Art Society 60th Art Exhibition King Edward VI School 14-25 August 2019
A&D Gallery, 51 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY, 8 – 12 May 2019
Elements IV – Group Exhibition
Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2018, Series 4, Episode 6
Warwickshire Open Studios, June 2018 and June 2019
Jane Powell Gallery, Kenilworth, UK, 9 – 23 Feb 2008 – Solo exhibition
Felsted Arts Festival – The Aubrey Art Exhibition 26-28 Feb 2009
Art fair sales and commissions, 2003 – 2006, Whilst working at the International School in Dusseldorf Germany. My work is held in the UK, Germany, USA, New-Zealand, Holland and Dubai.
Tuscany Art in Cheshire, Woodford Visual Arts Centre, Winsford, Cheshire. 23 Jan- 8 Mar 1991
Business Design Centre, London 20-23 June 1991 – Cheshire Art in Tuscany.
The Palazzo d’Arnolfo, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy Cheshire Art in Tuscany. 25 Oct- 16 Nov 1990