Newsletter July 2020

Ann Palmer Artist has paintings in three locations this summer; Nucleus Arts in Chatham, La Galleria in Pall Mall, London and Eclectic Art Gallery in Margate.

Memories of a Winters Day at Whitstable shoreline seascape coastal art stunning piece framed in white and ready to hang

Since Lockdown I continue painting! I am delighted that Galleries are opening up! I am contributing to three live events going on right now!

Eclectic Art Gallery – this is a pretty little gallery at 6 Broad Street CT9 1EW in the heart of Margate Old Town;  open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm and from 1st August Wednesday and Thursday as well.  You will always find my work there as I have a Gallery Wall with up to 12 oil paintings, new work I do during the month is often to be found here! This month I also have the Guest Wall. Open page to see my artwork. Find us on line https://shorelinepartners.co.uk/the-eclectic-art-gallery-margate/

La Galleria Pall Mall – this is a new venue for me at 30 Royal Opera Parade SW1Y 4UY just 5 minutes from Trafalgar Square. I am  delighted to have 4 oil paintings in their Summer Exhibition from 16th to 30th July.  Find the Gallery on line https://www.lagalleria.org/

Nucleus Arts and The Halpern Gallery in Chatham.  Many of you have already visited my Studio in Rochester and the Halpern Pop;  this time I have a painting in the Halpern Gallery Summer Exhibition in Chatham open daily. 

Studio Visits. You are always welcome to visit me at home (contact me);  where I have most of my paintings, drawings and prints and a selection of cards. Studio One in Rochester is closed to the public for the present due to Corona Virus precautions and although I am still working there I have taken home the display.

I would like to thank all those who visited my Open Studio event in July; apart from two days of rain we have a lovely time with visitors each day and several people took home oil paintings, prints, drawings and cards.

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Author: Ann

Ann has been drawing and painting from 2007; she works in OILS principally land, sky and seascapes, often working directly out of doors in front of the scene. Recently her work has developed to become larger, more abstract and expressionistic. Ann’s paintings are now often developed in the studio from her experiences en plein air, sketches and photographs, gaining inspiration from her travels in France and to the coasts of Cornwall and Normandy as well as her home county of Kent. Ann developed her reputation as a plein air painter; working in the vineyards of the Loire Valley and around the Kent Coast where until 2017 she worked out of a beach hut in Whitstable. Ann now works from Studio One at Nucleus Arts Halpern Conservancy Building 15, High Street, Rochester, Kent; she also works from home painting in her conservatory and using her Attic Studio for preparing canvases and framing and storing her work. Currently Ann is working on a series of shoreline, sea and skyscape paintings around the Kent Coast and Cornwall. Ann builds her own canvases using stretcher bars and 12oz cotton duck. then prime it with 3 coats of acrylic primer and/or gesso. She usually coats the canvas with turpsy red, often Indian red, sometimes Burnt Siena. When this is dry she lays out the scene with a thin coat of oil paints then building on this, firstly using a brush, then thick oil paint applied with a palette knife. The extent to which the painting is built with more impasto depends on the scene and mood. Ann’s style is impressionistic, representative tending towards some abstraction and expressionism. Ann is working on a series of paintings depicting the beaches of Whitstable on the north coast of Kent and in Cornwall, at various times of day and year, state of the tide and weathers inspired by Ann’s experience painting on the beach. Ann has been painting in Whitstable for some 5 years, standing on the pebbly beach watching the tide ebb and flow, the morning mist across the Swale (the water which separates the Isle of Sheppey from the mainland), the light on the horizon, the clouds coming in from the west over London, and the light out to sea to the north and east. The low tide exposes sandbanks, pebbles, seafood for the gulls to seek. Ann exhibits in Capital Arts Gallery in Eltham, Horsebridge Gallery in Whitstable, Brick Lane Gallery in East London, Elizabeth James Gallery in Croydon and York St Gallery, Ramsgate and with Gabriel Fine Arts in London. She exhibits at Art Fairs, notably the Parallax Art Fair, Talented Art Fair and East Sussex Art Fair and Roy’s People Art Fair. She also has a travelling exhibition of 10 large seascapes in oil with Little Van Gogh (www.littlevangogh.co.uk). Ann’s work is in collections across the UK and the US and this year she will be represented by Art Blend in the Joseph Gallery, Fort Lauderdale and by Art Productions, New York and by Rossocinabra Gallery in Rome and by PAKS Gallery in Austria and her work will be seen in Art Fairs in Europe and the US.