See www.annekellytextiles.com (archive site)
www.annekellyartist.net (mobile site)
Anne is a Kent-based artist, tutor and author who trained in Canada and at Goldsmiths College in London. Her textile work developed alongside her teaching and tutoring. She collects recycled fabric, paper and ephemera and uses collage, stitch, photographic and print processes. Her inspirations are travel, memory and vintage imagery from a variety of sources. These have been described as 'small worlds' and her current work started life as mainly botanical in subject matter before developing into larger more narrative works. Often it can be a small scrap or remnant of fabric that inspires a whole piece and she is inspired by naïve and folk art. Collaborations are an important aspect of her work – these were documented in her first book ‘Connected Cloth’. She also produces commissions for private and public individuals and spaces.
Anne teaches and exhibits nationally - working with UK conservation and homelessness charities. She was artist in residence at Sussex Prairies Garden in 2014 and in Abruzzo in 2017. She also teaches and exhibits internationally, including as a guest artist at the ‘World of Threads Festival’ in Canada in 2014, 2016 and 2018. She has exhibited in Australia, USA and Europe and was recently an invited artist at the Knitting and Stitching Shows in London (Alexandra Palace and Olympia), Harrogate and Dublin to launch her second book ‘Textile Nature’ (Batsford 2016) and her third 'Textile Folk Art' (Batsford 2018) . Anne writes for textile art blogs and websites, is on the Crafts Council Directory is a member of S.E.W. (Society for Embroidered Work).