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.
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.
Thank you Elizabeth for an amazing exhibition absolutely delighted to see my painting of Botany bay in the window and a lovely display inside the Gallery. This exhibition runs until July 23rd 2019 so please do try and get along to see it.
Ann will be exhibiting at the Hamptons Art Market 5-7 July with Art Blend Gallery Booth 421
This is so exciting! My paintings have travelled all the way to Fort Lauderdale in Florida to the Art Blend Gallery, who will be exhibiting them at the Hamptons Art Market Booth 421 at the Bridgehampton Museum NY 5-7 July.
The Bridgehampton Museum – MARKET ART + DESIGN 2368 Montauk Highway Bridgehampton, NY 11932
The Complimentary VIP Pass provides entry for you and a guest beginning with the VIP Preview on Friday, July 5, and includes admission to the fair all weekend long.
Exciting news! 6 of my paintings will be on display in the Art Utopia Group Exhibition at Elizabeth James Gallery, South Norwood from 9th to 22nd July.
This exhibition showcases Open Themed Contemporary Art. Artists were asked to submit their most recent artwork for inclusion. Elizabeth James Gallery has selected artworks of various mediums and content for an outstanding vibrant exhibition of creative minds. The Private View is 9th July 2019 7 – 9pm. I shall be there! Join us for a glass of wine and mingle! You will need to register for the Private View; any other time just come along. (Registration Essential Private View Only)
Visit my me at work page on Art Finder to see all my latest news including this picture from my Open Studio last summer. Both paintings – Towards Dover and Towards Margate are available on my Art Finder web site
Towards Margate – Botany Bay 30″ x 24″ oil on canvas
Towards Dover – Botany Bay (Kent, UK) 30″ x 24″ oil on hand stretched canvas