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.
Ann will be exhibiting for two weeks in the Horsebridge Centre in Whitstable from 11th to 23rd August – exciting opportunity to buy direct from the artist oil paintings, prints, cards and calendars
Coming Up! ‘Shoreline 2’ – an Exhibition of Oil Paintings in the Horsebridge Centre in Whitstable, Kent 11th to 23rd August The exhibition will feature many of Ann’s latest paintings, and certainly will represent Whitstable and the wonderful Swale marshes.
I am planning to be in the Gallery myself during these two weeks – come along to see and hear about how I work, open every day except Tuesdays 9am – 5pm (Sundays 10-4). Buy direct from the artist oil paintings, prints, cards and 2022 calendars
My Garden Studio is now OPEN. This is part of the South East Open Studio programme 4th to 20th July. My hours are 10-12.30pm and 2-6pm daily though I am closed Monday 7th, Wednesday 9th and Tuesday 15th. Thursdays late opening 11.30.
I built my Studio during lockdown to give me somewhere to work from home; come and see – work in progress; oil painting with brush and palette knife, canvas building, varnishing (maybe). I have cards and prints for sale as well as paintings hanging on my studio wall.
Ann is exhibiting in the Haplern Pop Gallery 15a High St Rochester (through the Nucleus Cafe) until 23rd May 2021 all welcome see and buy large and small paintings, prints and cards
My lovely solo exhibition is ongoing until 25th May at the Halpern Pop Gallery in Rochester – through Cafe Nucleus – say you are here for the Gallery (or book a table for coffee or lunch) 15a High Street, ME1 1PY (the bridge end of the High Street , 200 yards from the station.
A full list of paintings on display, also prints, framed prints, cards, mugs.
Click here to see the paintings which are being exhibited
You are welcome to walk in to see the exhibition – or contact Ann for more information
Today is framing day! My paintings are ready and I’m packing new work for :- Eclectic Art Gallery, Margate Old Town CT9 1EW where I’m going to be on Friday 30th April
Halpern Pop Gallery at Cafe Nucleus in Rochester High Street ME1 1PY May 12-23 where I shall be holding a Solo Exhibition booking advised but you can drop in – via the Cafe only two visitors at one time
Brick Lane where I’m participating in the Landscape Group Exhibition May 25-June 7th
Last but not least! South East Open Studios I shall be open June 4th to 20th in my Garden Studio in Rochester
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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