Anna has been working as a printmaker, illustrator and image-maker for 20 years. She studied Fine Art in Bristol and Communication Design at Central Saint Martins and is now based in Bristol where she prints at Spike Print Studio. Anna works with household paints, biros, fine liners, pencil crayons and screen print.
She creates surprising, sometimes humorous or alarming images by combining mundane objects and environments with exotic creatures and characters. She likes to pinpoint a specific moment in time and is often drawn to objects from her childhood such as 70s televisions, radios and cars which all feature heavily in her work, as do urban and suburban landscapes. Anna loves architecture, particularly Victorian and contemporary brutalism, a combination of the two echoes most of the places she has lived: Liverpool, London and Bristol.
She loves the craft of drawing and thinks it is more important than ever, in our fast-paced digital age, to take time out and observe carefully. She enjoys the innocence and romance of old musicals and likes to draw the characters from them. Birds also feature in her work, she is drawn to them because of their contrasting features, soft feathers and sharp beaks, and fascinating details; for Anna, birds represent freedom, ambition and imagination.
Anna has made work for a variety of clients including the Guardian, Heals, Alias Hotels and the BBC.