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.
This exhibition is now in full swing! Lots of interested visitors thank you to everyone! The exhibition continues until Monday 9th May inclusive and comes down on 10th. If you are unable to come, many of the paintings will be hanging in my studio during South East Open Studios from 4th June.
A sample of my paintings will be posted HERE. Do please contact me if you are interested in any.
I shall have cards, prints, framed prints, mugs and a selection of mini oils for those wishing to take home something without paying too much!
Ann Palmer Artist is at Under the Rainbow exhibition in Bluewater Shopping Centre 1st March to 4th April
Very exciting, I am participating in the Spring Exhibition with Under the Rainbow at Bluewater Shopping Centre (opposite John Lewis towards M&S). This is the second event, last time was a great success. Come along to see my seascape oil paintings, prints, cards and mugs. Visit my paintings
Open daily from 1st March to 4th April 11am to 8pm. I hope to pop in and out, and will be there all day later in the month.
Ann has been exhibiting with the Under the Rainbow group in Bluewater from September 27th for 5 weeks. This has been a very exciting opportunity – here are some of the paintings exhibited there.
Ann has been exhibiting with the Under the Rainbow group in Bluewater from September 27th for 5 weeks. This has been a very exciting opportunity. Click here to view the paintings from the exhibition now available direct from the artist. Contact Ann
The event will be publicised through the Under the Rainbow Group IG account
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
‘Shoreline 2’ – an Exhibition of Oil Paintings in the Horsebridge Centre in Whitstable, Kent 11th to 23rd August 2021. The exhibition features many of Ann’s latest paintings, and certainly represented Whitstable and the wonderful Swale marshes.
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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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