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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 use photographs taken by myself and sketch outside as reference manipulating the paint to form textures and abstract forms. After a trip to Mount Taranaki, NZ with my Mother in 2020 I heard more about my Maori Great-Grandmother who was from the Te Ati Awa tribe. I have great respect for the ‘Maori World View’ which involves understanding the close connection between people and nature and seeing people as part of the natural world, as protectors of the life force of the forests, rivers, lakes and mountains under their care. I am reading about the symbols and meanings in Maori art forms and Koru, being the motif frequently used representing the growth of a new fern frond, as the tightly wound spiral unravels into a fully formed leaf. It is believed to represent survival and existence. I have been exploring this idea in my paintings of the native bush and trees in the UK. I have recently been reading about Maori Art , Aboriginal Art, Van Gogh, O’keeffe, and Hockney as reference.

Education: BA Honours Visual Studies/German, Oxford Brookes University. After giving up working in Export Sales and Publishing, I worked as a German and Dutch speaking interpreter for the NHS. After a period of volunteering as a Diversional Therapist at the Shakespeare Hospice and 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.

annawoutersart@gmail.com

Events

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 AwardsHighly 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
Wildcard Painter.

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