Ann Palmer worked as a Public Health doctor for 40 years, before picking up a brush and learning how to paint. Ann is largely self taught, but learned important skills from master classes and short courses at Central St Martins and St Ives Painting School, and by observation, reading and visiting exhibitions.
Ann works in oils using brush and palette knife often producing highly textural work. She is best known for her seascapes, but is now gaining recognition for her modern landscapes.
Ann’s work is inspired by her experience standing in the seashore and the fields immersing herself in the environment, getting to know the landscape, the colours. Sketching and plein air painting are an essential part of her process.
When Ann is in the studio her memories play an important part in working up a painting; the palette knife takes over, carefully placing the colours juxtaposed with each other resulting in a more abstract form of the subject.
Ann’s work is in collections across the UK, Europe and the US; Ann exhibits in Rochester and Margate and at Art Fairs in the South East. She is represented by Gabriel Fine Arts in London, Galleria360 in Florence and Sei Arte in Turin