Anne’s Story

Anne has been an integral part of the Henshaws art studio team for many years now. Her bubbly character and hilarious sense of humour shine through in her work.

Anne is shown screen printing a red dragon onto yellow t shirts

Anne has used her artistic talents in several workshops here at the Arts & Crafts Centre. Her creative flair has shone in the printmaking, paper, mosaic and pottery studios. She has a distinct illustrative style that is instantly recognisable.

‘Anne has one of the best drawing abilities of all the people I work with here. Not only can she create amazing models and bowls with the clay but her love of animals and characteristic style allows her pottery to come to life when painted. Recently we have been working on a project called ‘Spring Farm’ and she has created intricate coasters full of farmyard animals.’

Catriona Elvin - Pottery Leader

Anne is sat holding her two bird mosaic. In front of here are three watercolour pictures of birds and three Lino prints of the same birds in blues and greens

Much of Anne’s work begins with a drawing which she then translates into a print, mosaic or papier-mache sculpture. Anne’s latest work is a collaborative project between the paper and print workshops for the wonderful Fountains Abbey installation called ‘Waterlogged.’ Anne has created a beautiful series of watercolour paintings of birds (a Swallow, Woodpecker and Kingfisher). These images have been translated into different media. And has enabled Anne to really explore line and pattern especially in her print work. Her attention to detail is admirable and she is always looking to improve her skills and understanding of various styles and techniques. She loves the challenge of trying something new and has relished the opportunity to hone her printmaking skills.

The Waterlogged Exhibition is at Fountains Abbey from the 28th of May – 19th of June.

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