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Ann Johnson

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Artwork for Ann Johnson


The Shed



Spring Garden

From the Garden

Along the Wye



How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I draw and paint the natural world finding marks and colours to express the subject. The painting/drawing develops in it's own way, potentially leading to an exciting image that, although several times removed from the original subject, retains its spirit. Drawing is at the core of my work which then develops in different mediums - charcoal, oil and acrylic paint and print

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being creative provides the opportunity to take risks and challenge expectations and boundaries. After working full-time as a journalist, largely to briefs and deadlines, I can now do as I please. Art is vital to society, for nourishing our self-expression and our mental well being. We all have different forms of creativity inside us, not least in thinking and how we live our lives. Happily, many more people are finding pathways in order to express this.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Paintings drawings and prints. Friendly open studio situated in Trenchard Street, Ross on Wye HR9 7BU. Browsers always welcome.

I shall also be showing a collection of work at St Catherine's in Hoarwithy (Wonderful home made snacks and light lunches available in this beautiful Italianate church.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

My paintings are mostly in private collections and have also been accepted and hung at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Other images have been reproduced in books and magazines. I enjoy collaborating with poets and one of my collages has been reproduced on the cover of a new collection of poems by Anglesey poet Fiona Owen. Called Anima/l, it is published by Cinnamon Press this autumn. Also available, cards and my book of my drawings - Wild Margins, Drawings and Inspirations. Plus, my new book, Wild Margins 2, After the Storm, which features the River Wye.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Putney School of Art and Eastbourne School of Art. Open University degree including the Art and it's Histories' module (Distinction). Lifelong learning has enabled me to take part in many exciting and challenging workshops and courses.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

h.Art 202, h.Art 2022, h.Art 2023 in The Apple Store Gallery, Hereford. The Loving Earth Project, Quaker Arts Network; The Heart of Art, Artistry Gallery, Ledbury; Seeking Routes, Swarthmore Hall, Cumbria; Coming Up Roses, Artichoke Gallery, Kent; Battersea Affordable Art Fair (Nicholas Bowlby Gallery); Group exhibitions Gallery 68 , Ulverston, Cumbria. A Point of View, The Secret Gallery, Newent, April 2023

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

I shall also be showing work at a second h.Art venue - Artists at St Catherine's (beautiful Italianate Church), Hoarwithy HR26QH. Delicious snacks and lunches will be available!

I am also taking part in Bloom, an exciting exhibition at the beautiful Sanctuary Gallery, High Street, Newnham on Severn, 25 May - 29 June. https://www.thesanctuarygallery.com

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