About

 

BIOGRAPHY

Anna was born in Swansea in 1974 and trained at Central St Martins College in London and latterly at Edinburgh College of Art. Whilst at college her talent was recognised and she was awarded the Royal Scottish Academy’s John Kinross Travel Scholarship to Florence, The Andrew Grant Travel Scholarship to the USA and Yale University Art scholarship.

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Since achieveing a postgraduate degree in Fine Art in 1999, Anna has painted some of the country’s great and good and has featured in publications like The Times, Country Life and The Spectator. She has held solo shows in the heart of London’s Mayfair and has featured in The Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition.

Anna’s studio is in Dunbar, in the beautiful coastal county of East Lothian, some 30 miles from Edinburgh. She lives with her four children.

History

1993-1994 Central St Martin’s College of Art
1994-1997 Edinburgh College of Art, BA
1996 Yale School of Music and Art
1997-1999 Edinburgh College of Art, MFA
1999-2001 Tutor, Edinburgh College of Art
1995-2015 Portrait commissions

 

SELECTED PORTRAIT COMMISSIONS

Susan Hampshire and her sisters
Brian Aldiss
Major General Irwin
Sir Ian Wood
Lady Helen Wood
David Warner
Lady Isabel Strathmore
Newhall College Cambridge Past Presidents
Lord Vallence of Tummel
Barry Turner
The Dalrymples
The Buchanans
Simon and Judith Miller
Craig Mackay
Jane Franchi
Baroness Wilkins and Maria Brenton
Lord John Thomas, Chief Justice of England and Wales

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PRIZES

2014 Annual Exhibition of Royal Society of Portrait Painters
2013 ‘Jumping for Joyce’ Exhibition, Francis Kyle Gallery, London
2011 ‘This Twittering World’ A celebration of T.S Eliot’s four Quartets. Group Show, Francis Kyle Gallery, London
2010 ‘That Gong Tormented Sea’ contemporary artists pursue the idea and reality of Byzantium. Group Show, Francis Kyle Gallery
2008 Rodina: Twenty five Artists from the west winter in Russia. Group Show, Francis Kyle Gallery, London
2006 Everyone Sang: A view of Siegfried Sassoon and his world by contemporary Artists. Group show, Francis Kyle Gallery, London
2005 Lair of The Leopard: twenty artists go in search of Lampedusa’s Sicily. Group exhibition, Francis Kyle Gallery, London
2004 Solo exhibition Francis Kyle Gallery, London
2003 Roma, Group show, Francis Kyle Gallery, London
1999 Sir Robin Phillipson Memorial Medal, Royal Scottish Academy
1999 Group Show Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy
1998-2001 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Quebec
1997 John Kinross Travel Scholarship to Florence, Royal Scottish Academy
1997 First prize Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition
1996 Yale University Summer School Scholarship
1995 Solo Exhibition Corn Exchange, Newbury
1995 Solo Exhibition Out of the Blue Gallery, Edinburgh

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