Ann is one of this country’s leading botanical artists working primarily in coloured pencil and graphite. Her original pencil drawings take many hours of intense observation and are imbued with a strong sense of design. Taking her inspiration from our rich and diverse plant life her work is constantly evolving as she tests out new materials and ideas and experiments with different techniques. Her styles encompass both life size detailed drawings and larger scale pieces. With her latest work, a series of ‘Larger than Life’ plant portraits, she makes us look with fresh eyes at the familiar.
Ann has been awarded 4 RHS Gold Medals and she has several pieces is in the prestigious Shirley Sherwood Collection and the RHS Lindley Library. In 2016 she was awarded ‘Best in Show’ at the UKCPS Annual Exhibition. She is an enthusiastic and nurturing teacher and runs regular workshops from her studio in Wiltshire and around the world. Her book ‘Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils’ is still a best seller in its field and she has recently published a ‘Creative Colour Mixing Workbook’ an easy to follow guide for students of coloured pencil.