Ann Palmer paints seascapes in oil on hand prepared canvas, using a brush and palette knife, in her studio in Rochester, Kent, from her plein air paintings from the beach in Whitstable, Kent, her sketches and photographs. She is inspired by seashores in Kent and Cornwall, standing on the pebbly beach watching the tide ebb and flow, the morning mist across the Swale, 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.
‘I have been drawing and painting since September 2007 after retiring from the National Health Service where I practised for many years as a General Practitioner and Public Health Consultant.’
Ann presents four from a recent series of paintings called Shoreline. This series depicts the beaches of Kent and Cornwall, at various times of day and year, state of the tide and weathers. The paintings often include found objects from the beach – sand, tiny shells and pebbles.
Ann’s work is in collections across the UK and the US; Ann exhibits in Rochester and Margate and at Art Fairs in the South East. She is represented by PAKS Gallery in Austria, Michael Joseph in Miami, Gabriel Fine Arts in London, Rossocinabro Gallery in Rome and COLORIDA GALERIA DE ARTE in Lisbon.