Anna Wilson-Patterson’s current work explores her fascination with the haunting coastal landscape of Hastings, Rye and Dungeness. Where fishermen’s shacks, rusted boats, railway carriages and groynes punctuate the open vistas of shingle, grass, sand and sea. Walking her elegant greyhounds daily at dawn and dusk she experiences the seasons change.
“My gestures of adding, dragging and removing paint imitate the natural world, the tidal ebb and flow, the movement of clouds and wind. I am drawn to desolate places. I also enjoy monoprinting, combining line drawings with textures”
Anna is qualified to teach art and has worked in community settings since 1991. From 2007 - 2012 she ran her Gallery 'Arts Hut' in Herstmonceux, East Sussex. She currently exhibits her paintings, prints and greeting cards in independent galleries across the South East of England, plus works to commission for illustrations and paintings. Her influences include the painters Joan Eardley, Tessa Newcomb and Kurt Jackson.
She hosts Open Studio events at her clifftop cottage where visitors can see her at work.