Ann Palmer is a UK based land and seascape oil painter, creating impressionistic pictures which are representative tending towards some abstraction and expressionism
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.
Latest news about Ann Palmer Artist exhibitions; Ann will be back at the Eclectic Art Gallery, Margate and the Halpern Pop in Rochester Cafe Nucleus
Eclectic Art Gallery, 6 Broad Street, Margate, is re-opening the 14th April. You can find my work in the Gallery; I have a ‘wall’ with 9 or 10 paintings generally the small ones, from 12″x12″ up to 20″x20″. You will also find my prints and cards in this lovely gallery which houses several artists. We take it in turns to look after the shop, which is open Wednesday to Sunday inclusive. I shall be there on Sunday 19th and Friday 23rd.
Cafe Nucleus in Rochester High Street, (bridge end) will be re-opening on 12th April. This means my Studio One can re-open, and my exhibition in the Halpern Pop on May 12th to 25th will go ahead. I shall be in the Gallery most days, let me know if you are coming as only two visitors are possible at one time I shall run a schedule. Of course if no-one else is in the Gallery you can come in; entrance through the cafe where you will be entered on track and trace. Looking forward to seeing my visitors again!
I am sending paintings to the Landscape exhibition at the Brick Lane Gallery in East London. Dates are 26th May to 7th June. More info to come.
Lastly my Garden Studio in Rochester will be open from 4th to 20th June as part of South East Open Studios – more info to come.
12-26 May I shall be at the Halpern Pop Gallery at 15a High Street, Rochester ME1 1PY – this is a solo exhibition, I shall be there a lot of the time so Pop in of contact me for an appointment (only two visitors at a time; come to the cafe entrance)
25 May – 7 June I shall be in a group exhibition at The Brick Lane Gallery, 216 Brick Lane | London | E1 6SA P: +44 (0) 207 729 9721IG: @bricklanegallery
4-20 June I am participating in South East Open Studios at home! You will be able to visit me in the garden in my Studio please contact me if you would like to come or just turn up and ring the new black door bell which rings in the studio! Best to let me know you are coming so I am sure to be in!
Parallax Art Fair, Kensingtom Town Hall 2-4 July
Royal Arts Prize, Picadilly 1-14 July
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I have calendars! This year my calendar is on great quality paper and showcases my seascape paintings from 2020. It come in two sizes – large (A4) and very large (A3) – both size open to give a drop down month view calendar.
now half price! A3 (large) £10.50; A4 calendar £6.00 – direct from Ann there are still a few available
Please e mail me if you would like one, I can deliver in Rochester, post elsewhere will be £5
Ann will be exhibiting in Rochester Halpern Pop 12-18 February – oil paintings and drawings
I shall be showing two statement seascape oil paintings and some pen and ink and watercolour drawings in this Gallery Wednesday February 12th to Tuesday 18th – PV on Wednesday 12th 6-8pm all welcome.
15a High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1PY open all day every day – access through the Nucleus Cafe.
I plan to be in the Gallery each day except Saturday (Vanessa is in on Saturday). If you are coming and hope to meet me please ring or e mail me to let me know
Visit Studio One – my lovely Studio is along the corridor from the Gallery past the stairs and WCs and through the fire door. There will be a complimentary exhibition wall in my Studio – I do hope you will come along.
Following a successful three months at the lovely gallery in central Rome I have been invited to send a further three paintings. Visit my page on their web site and I am hoping to visit the Gallery for one of their opening days in the near future. Current exhibition at Rossocinabro Gallery
You are invited to the Private View ofSHORELINE – a Solo Exhibition on Wednesday 13th November 6-8pm
at the Halpern Pop Gallery (through Café Nucleus) 15a High Street, Rochester ME1 3PY
The exhibition runs 13th to 28th November and is open 9am – 8pm
If you are free during the week please do come and visit Studio One, my new studio behind the Gallery next to the loos! Please let me know (07831 547811) or contact me if you are coming so I can be sure to be there to let you in!
The Smell of the Sea – Solo exhibition of seascape oil paintings in the Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable – Gallery 2
25th September till 8th October 9am to 5pm daily
The Smell of the Sea at The Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable – Ann’s oil paintings depict the land, sea and sky at various times of day and year, state of the tide and weathers. Her style is impressionistic, tending towards some abstraction. The exhibition presents a series of shoreline, sea and skyscape oil paintings, also sketches, cards and prints, inspired by plein air work and visits to the coast.