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.
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
I’m painting like mad! My plans for 2020 are rushing ahead!
I already have a new exhibition at Capital Arts in Eltham – this is a regular slot with 5 paintings each month.
On February 5th I shall be setting up my wall at Eclectic Gallery in Margate Old Town – just across the road from the Turner Gallery. You will find my latest paintings, prints and cards in this lovely Gallery, you can also meet me on my days in – Sat Feb 15th and 22nd, March 7th and Sun March 29th
On February 12th I have a 6 day exhibition at the Halpern Pop Gallery in Rochester; PV on Wed 12th at 6-8pm. The exhibition will showcase two statement oil paintings – Dancing Waters 30″x30″ and Low Tide Pebbles 24″x24″. I shall be in the Gallery most days.
My exhibitions with Rossocinabro Gallery in Rome, PAKS Gallery in Austria and ARTBLEND in Pompano Beach continue; ARTBLEND will be taking 3 paintings of mine to ARTEXPO NYC in April.
Lastly I shall be exhibiting at Roys Art Fair in the Bargehouse on the South Bank behind the OXO Tower April 2-5
My plans for 2020 are rushing ahead! I am painting like mad to have lots of new work to exhibit in the spring time – I shall be exhibiting at Roy’s Art Fair in the Bargehouse on the South Bank April 2-5, The Horsebridge Gallery in Whitstable late April / early May, and the Eclectic Art Gallery in Margate all of June.
I would like to wish all my followers and any new visitors to my web site a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
In addition I am still exhibiting with Art Blend in Miami and planning for the ArtExpo New York, Rossocinabra Gallery in Rome and PAKS Gallery in Austria.
Keep in touch and especially watch my Instagram and Facebook pages which have much of the latest news.
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.