Anna Wilson-Patterson




Anna Wilson-Patterson’s current work explores her fascination with the haunting coastal landscape of Hastings Country Park, Winchelsea Beach and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Walking her elegant hounds daily at dawn and dusk 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 plants from my clifftop garden."

Anna is qualified to teach art and has worked in community settings since 1991. She currently exhibits her paintings, monoprints and greeting cards in UK galleries and sells original paintings world wide from this website. Her influences include the painters Joan Eardley and Tessa Newcomb.

She lives in Fairlight Cove, where visitors can see works for sale in her Studio, by prior appointment. She accepts commissions featuring huts or hounds.





1968Born in Cuckfield Sussex
1968-1987Lived in Coychurch South Wales
1987-1990B.A Honours History of Design Manchester
1990-1991Post Graduate Certificate Art & Design Education Leicester
1992-1993Manager Tucan Latin American Craft Brighton
1993-1994Play Worker Brighton
1994-1998Community Development Worker Hove
1998-2007Chief Officer Voluntary Sector Forum Brighton
2005 onArtist Part Time
2007-2012Proprietor Arts Hut Gallery Herstmonceux
2010-2012Advertising Officer South East Open Studios
2013 onScheme Officer Hastings Part Time

Exhibition History

2016 onRye Art Gallery, Sussex
2016 onThe Black Cat Gallery, Winchelsea
2015 onJerwood Gallery Shop, Hastings
2013 onCoastal Currents, Hastings
2012 onWest End House Gallery, Smarden
2011 onRye Society of Artists Summer Exhibition
2010 onMade In Hastings
2010 onAvocet Gallery and Tea Room, Rye Harbour
2008 onGreen Tree Gallery, Haywards Heath
2015The Mulberry Tree Gallery, Dorset
2015Big Easter Art Exhibition, Pett
2015The Found Gallery, Dunbar
2015VK Gallery, St Ives, Cambridgeshire
2012-16Sussex Framing Centre, Battle
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