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?Anne paints in a free and loose style. Her landscapes are colourful and expressive. Anne used to live in Clifton but now lives in rural Scotland and her paintings reflect the wild Scottish weather and changing landscapes. A recent retreat has inspired Anne to study harbours both from a visual and metaphorical point of view.
Anne uses various tools to layer paint onto canvas and scrapes back to reveal the colours below. Visitors will see a mixture of new harbour paintings and ongoing work which reflects living and working in a rural environment. Anne has been collaborating with poet and writer Sue Mayfield who she met in Bristol. Sue’s poems are written on the back of selected canvases. The poem below is for Two Boats Sleeping.
Two Boats Sleeping
wood and rope, stretch of hide, slap of tar.
Two boats dreaming of the rising tide
lash of spray, a catch of fish, the harbour lights.
Two boats resting in a salty bed
skin and bone, pulse of blood, pitch of thought.
Two boats dancing over pearly sea
dip of oars, cloths of gold, jars of clay.
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