Anna Wilson-Patterson




Anna Wilson-Patterson’s current paintings explore her fascination with the haunting coastal landscape of the South East. Walking her elegant hounds, she wanders the open vistas of shingle, sand and sea, punctuated by fishermens' shacks, railway carriages, groynes and wild flowers.

 “My gestures of adding, dragging and removing paint imitate the natural world, the tidal ebb and flow, the movement of clouds and wind. I am drawn to desolate, peaceful places. My subjects include huts, hounds and coastal plants."

Anna qualified as an art teacher and worked in community settings before opening her own Gallery. She currently exhibits in UK galleries and ships original paintings worldwide from her Etsy Shop. Her influences include the painters Joan Eardley, Winifred Nicholson and Tessa Newcomb.

She lives near The Firehills in Fairlight Cove, where she holds an Open Studio as part of the Coastal Currents Arts Festival every September. She also takes part in the Rye Harbour Coastal Creatives Christmas Weekend on 1st and 2nd December. She posts a regular visual diary of her work on Instagram & Facebook. 





1968Born in Cuckfield Sussex
1968-87Lived in Coychurch South Wales
1987-90B.A Honours History of Design Manchester
1990-91Post Graduate Certificate Art & Design Education Leicester
1992-93Manager Tucan Latin American Craft Brighton
1993-94Play Worker Brighton
1994-98Community Development Worker Hove
1998-07Chief Officer Voluntary Sector Forum Brighton
2007-12Proprietor Arts Hut Gallery Herstmonceux
2010-12Advertising Officer South East Open Studios
2013-17Scheme Officer Hastings Part Time
2005 onArtist

Exhibition History

2017Dog & Bone Gallery, Brighton
2017 onAtrium Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
2016 onRye Art Gallery, Sussex
2015 onJerwood Gallery Shop, Hastings
2013 onCoastal Currents Open Studios, Hastings
2012 onWest End House Gallery, Smarden, Kent
2012 onAlter Ego Gallery, Battle & Hastings
2011 onRye Society of Artists Summer Exhibition
2010 onMade In Hastings, Hastings
2010 onAvocet Gallery and Tea Room, Rye Harbour
2008 onGreen Tree Gallery, Haywards Heath
2016 -17The Black Cat Gallery, Winchelsea
2015The Mulberry Tree Gallery, Dorset
2015Big Easter Art Exhibition, Pett
2015The Found Gallery, Dunbar
2015VK Gallery, St Ives, Cambridgeshire
2008-15South East Open Studios
2011-13Strand Quay Gallery, Rye
2010-11Dark Horse Gallery, Mayfield
2009-12Eastbourne Festival
2008-12Hailsham Arts Festival
2008-10The Artbarn, Wartling
2007-12Arts Hut, Herstmonceux
2005-11Brighton Festival
2012PURE Art Group. Battle
2012Ashdown Gallery, Forest Row.
2012September Art Exhibition, Wadhurst
2011The Cranbrook Art Show
2010Hastings Hot Houses
2009Artwave Festival, Lewes
2008Bates Green Farm, Arlington