Anna takes inspiration from her surroundings, memories, words and experiences. She is interested in capturing mood, movement and life in her paintings. Her work is created using a mix of acrylic paints, inks, papers and pastels. This process allows Anna to build up layers of colour and line that can create harmony and balance, but can also be used to bring tension to the work. Anna loves to paint nature in its wild beauty, but likes to include the evidence of our presence within the landscape, the fence posts and gates, the stane dykes and telephone poles.
Anna’s ‘stillscapes’ are part still life, part energy and movement. Anna enjoys bringing botanical elements together with her favourite motifs of vintage teapots, jugs and bowls. She has a fascination for floriography and how we, in history, have ascribed meaning to flowers. Anna's choice of flowers for her paintings is often based on those meanings.
Anna's work is held in many private collections across Europe and the USA. She has exhibited in the UK, Germany and Sweden, and currently exhibits work in galleries in Scotland. She regularly exhibits at the Paisley Art Institute (PAI) and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW).