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.