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Ann Brown

Landscape drawings and paintings in all kinds of media
Pencil, pastel, ink, watercolour, acrylic, oil
Elsworth, CB23 4HU

I graduated in Fine Art (painting) from Norwich Art School and went on to train as an art teacher at Goldsmiths College, London.  After some years teaching in secondary schools and a break of several years to bring up my family, I returned to drawing and painting.

Drawing has always been a passion of mine so this is how I always begin.  Sometimes I leave a drawing as a work in its own right or I might use a variety of media to make a painting.  I use graphite pencil (sometimes water-soluble) or pastel, then continue using various kinds of paint or ink on paper, board or canvas.

My main interest is in landscape, seen either locally or when travelling.  I particularly love curving lines and forms such as those observed in mountainous landscapes, reflections in water or in the shapes of winter trees and I sometimes include buildings or other features within the landscape.  In the past I worked more abstractly so I tend to think in abstract ways, often turning the picture upside down or looking at its reflection in a mirror.  I aim to create a balance of colour, form and texture, and although I am usually depicting a particular scene, accuracy is secondary to the painting having a life of its own.

Houghton.Mill.Riverside.in.June (2)
Maenllwyd.in.March (2)
Frosty.Welsh.Dawn (2)
Meldreth.Churchyard (2)
Devon.Gateway (2)
Robinson.College.Garden (2)
Reflections.in.the.Waveney.II (2)
Beeches.at.Yocklett.s.Bank (2)
Mattro.Morning (2)
Waterway.with.boats.near.Delft (2)
Afon.Hengwm.source.of.the.Rheidol (2)
Ely.Cathedral.Close (2)
Lark.Hall.view.in.Spring (2)
Path.to.the.Shining.Sky.II (2)
September.Solitude (2)
Above.Drogalika (2)
Cloud.and.Mountain.II (2)
Tree.in.the.wind (2)
Anglesey.Abbey (2)
January.Moon (2)
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