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Anna Badar


Anna Badar

Anna Badar

Paint, Print

Suffolk
United Kingdom


Galleries

  • Frivoli Gallery, London
  • Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth
  • Holy Trinity Church, Suffolk
  • Holy Trinity Church Blythburgh IP19 9LP, Suffolk
  • St Peter's Church, Wenhaston
  • St Peter's Church Wenhaston IP19 9DE, Wenhaston
Figure & Clouds 2011

Figure & Clouds 2011

Original
Mixed Media on Canvas
30cm x 40cm

Statement

The quiet beauty of Dunwich Forest and Dunwich Heath in Suffolk  never fails to inspire me, whatever the season or weather.  The tree forms in my recent work give me a framework to test my interest in the abstract relationship between form and space.  This is emphasised through painting techniques which allow the free flowing nature of the media to slip, layer and blotch their way over the various surfaces I employ to create a sense of mood and place.

When possible I draw 'en plein air' especially the woodland around Dunwich and the field structures along the Blyth valley.  In my Figure and Landscape series I am attempting to weave the human form into the colours and textures of the landscape, and this is heightened for me by the regular life drawing I do.

 

 

Biography

2013Committee Show Halesworth Gallery
2012Rhythms of Time and Place, Halesworth Gallery, Suffolk
2011The Cut Open, Halesworth, Suffolk
2011Halesworth Gallery Open, Suffolk
2010Indigo Arts, Obsidian Gallery, Aylesbury
2010Suffolk Open Studios Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
2009DATA (Designers Against Tibetan Abuse) The Gallery, Cork St, London
2009Obisidian Art Autumn Open Exhibition, Buckinghamshire
2008Halesworth Gallery Open Exhibition, Suffolk
2006Interfaith Art Exhibition, St Martin's Church, Birmingham
2005Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
2005National Buddhist Arts Festival Open Studio Event
2004Indigo Arts, Obsidian Gallery, Aylesbury
2004Paris-Art, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
2002Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
2001Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
2001Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
2000Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
2000Indigo Arts, Whiteleys Art Gallery, London
1999Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
1999Indigo Arts, Whiteleys Art Gallery, London
1999The Green Room, Watford Palace Theatre, Hertfordshire
1998Indigo Arts, Whiteleys Art Gallery, London
1998Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
1997Art Connoisseur Gallery, London
1997Indigo Arts, Hyde Park Gallery, London
1994Group 305, The Small Mansion Arts Centre, London
1993The Cow Byre, Ruislip
1993The Linda Blackstone Gallery, Pinner

Born and educated in London.  Further education at Harrow School of Art and Winchester School of Art BA Hons Woven Textiles.  Lived and worked in Malaysia as a teacher and designer from 1975 - 1983 and from 1985 - 2009 as a full time teacher of Art at Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood.  Fine Art studies with London based painter Oliver Bevan from 1991 - 1998 and annual courses at the St Ives School of Painting from 1992 - 2008.  Retired in 2009 to live and develop her work in Suffolk.