Ann's Statement /Plus sur ma démarche artistique 2016-17

The effect of light and texture plays an important role in my creations which probably stems from a memory in childhood when my mother showed me delicate pieces of lace made by my Grand mother. Sewing lessons by my French aunt, encouraging remarks from my father and my mother's insistence to finish needlework projects at school, all seem to have influenced and prepared me for a life in the creative world.I wanted to go straight to art college but was persuaded to do a three year teacher's diploma instead, my family supported me once again when an offer to study an arts degree came to follow. To my surprize, I discovered that combining embroidery to my watercolour paintings on paper is where the magic reigns, bringing it alive with rich relief and decorative detail. The fusing of the two methods was pure glamour, all I needed to do was to refine it and make it my signature. This I did over ten years of hard toil. The exciting translucent, ethereal backgrounds in the painting contrasted perfectly with the rich textures of the silken mass which was made by applying a mutitude of silken threads, stitched super- imposed, freely, layer by layer, to achieve the same optical effects as you see in impressionists paintings.

  Over the years, my style has evolved through travelling to Asia and Australia bringing new fresh approaches. I now employ other media such as gold leaf, interference medium and inks to achieve more exciting effects on the paper. The overall finish transforms the appearance of the paper making it look more exotic or bolder and even having a completely different textural feel.

 

I am thrilled to be a guest exhibitor at this remarkable textile fair. For more information www.nadel-welt.de You can find them on facebook // www.facebook.com/NADELWELT

I will be presenting an exhibition entitled "Above and below", depicting my vision of what is under and above the sea. A year and a half of creation available to new collectors.

A Hymn to nature

Ann's technique of marrying embroidery to her paintings on paper with mixed media is like a hymn to nature: Paintings presented is Ann's response to what is hidden below and above the sea. A near death drowning experience in childhood had fuelled Ann's fascination of the sea. Our oceans are filled with wonders that you can't really imagine,it is this, apart from anything else that lured her to visit the most famous aquariums in the world, such as in Singapore and Okinawa, Japan. She did some gentle snorkelling at the barrier reef to get used to being in the sea. You will discover at this well-know textile fair, an unusual expressive style inspired by the seashore: " piles of pebbles in a rock pool; trapped shells in a mass of seaweed, incredible eroded rock patterns looking like abstracts, as well many amazing under water scenes. You will lose yourself in a watery paradise by the array of strange,colourful fish and the rhymic swaying of iridescent corals and their textural beauty. MAKE IT A DATE!!!


 

Marine life Magnificence 80x95cm was awarded the Gold Palm Art Award in Monaco by ArtExpo Gallery, Italy. September 2016

For over a year I have been inspired by the silent world of the mysterious deep sea and under water scenes. despite the connection of near death drowning experience at the age of ten, my fascination of the colourful wonders of the sea has fuelled my curiosity and lured me to visit amazing aquariums like in Singapore and Okinawa, Japan. An attempt at snorkelling at the Barrier reef, as well as exploring different Australian beaches were in order to defy my fear of the sea.In my observations, I became in awe of the array of forms, colours and textures which had such scintillating vibrancy. I was enchanted, transfixed by the aquatic life forms themselves, mesmerised by strange and alien like creatures, how could I replicate this unknown, beautiful world into art to treasure? In conveying my visual response to this watery world, I found myself investigating marine science; did it hold the root of life itself?, it certainly poses many questions about our own existence and the impact of human modern life. My intention is to bring awareness of a watery paradise, its fragile beauty and vunerability, its own landscape of mountains, sky and vegetation, almost like heaven and earth coming together.


Ann's embroidered painting called " Cabin in autumn vineyard" received the "Coeur d'Essonne Agglomération 2016" prize from the jury's president,at the 1st Salon "Palette" at Egly, 13 november 2016.

 

HOTEL DES VENTES LAUSANNE- à partir de SEPTEMBRE 2016

- J'ai l'honneur de figurer dans la ventes aux enchères mise en ligne ce jour par DROUOT. Vous pouvez visualiser une de mes oeuvres dans la rubrique "catalogues" hôtel des ventes- lausanne, chaque mois, de septembre 2016 à juin 2017 sur le site:

www.drouotonline.com

 I have the honour to be featured in the auction online catalogue by Drouot. You will be able to see and bid for one of my works each month at the section marked "catalogue" Contemporary Art , hôtel des ventes- lausanne from September 2016 to June 2017; on the site:

www.drouotonline.com


 

The commission of ArtExpo Gallery, Italy, is awarding me the prestigious "Palma d'oro per l'Arte 2016", at the Biennial Art Exhibition taking place in Monaco. The award ceremony will take place in the salon of Monte Carlo Bay ( Hotel Monte Carlo Bay) on 24th September 2016

 


 

Les fils de soie et peinture tout en douceur s'entremêlent invitant ainsi la lumière à orchestrer une danse de couleurs que les mains de l'artiste distribuent avec subtilité captivant alors nos pupilles et nous invitant à entrer dans ce bal enchanteur.

ART SHOPPING CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE PARIS 2016

This will be my first appearance and participation at this prestigious salon and I am delighted to be represented by MONA YOUSSEF GALLERY (Canada)

https://youtu.be/tfZNCZWmnvg

I am absolutely thrilled to be represented by Mona Youssef Gallery (Canada) at the Art Shopping event at the Carrousel du Louvre from 21,22 & 23rd October 2016. Click the link above to view the lovely video on youtube she has prepared.

Not only is she a remarkable curator, gallerist and jurist, she is a talented artist in her own right. Click the link below to view her work.

https://www.xing.com/profile/Mona_Youssef

/+MonaYoussefGalleryRealismOilPaintings

 

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I have the privilege and honour to be represented by Shoalhaven Fine art gallery. It is situated in NSW near Jervis bay, Australia. You will discover new works of my romantic expression of Monet's garden at Giverny, geraniums in front of Monet's house( as shown above), Parisian gardens and the sunbaked land of Provence in June- July, inspiration of tree forms and undersea theme. The works are expertly framed in house.

Michael Sinnot, the director will welcome you at this busy season.

122 Island Point Road St, Georges Basin NSW 2540

Tel no: + 61 244435114

For more information: www.shoalhavenfineartandframing.com

 

Mon intérêt n'est pas simplement focalisé dans la réalisation de chefs-d'œuvres, mais plutôt dans la recherche d'une expression dans le but de capturer le public, que vous êtes, par des élans d'émotions inespérés.

Car croyez-le, les impressionnistes ont observé le mouvement des nuages, regardé les nuances des couleurs qui donnent le plus de profondeur ainsi que la puissance du volume, et leur sentence sont sans équivoque.

Mes tableaux sont dans ce même esprit de vivacité où le spectateur reconnait l'atmosphère et l'ambiance d'une émotion qui lui remémore nombre d'expériences humaines. Transmettre la vie en permanence est mon objectif d'où l'orginalité de mes créations.

Avoir cependent fait le choix d'épouser la broderie avec l'aquarelle sur papier résume au mieux mes sentiments profonds.

Tous ces milliers de fils cousus couche par couche donnent un volume supplémentaire qui danse avec la lumière sur les fils chatoyant, ils créent la vie comme une vraie nature.

Chaque paysage exprime une amalgame de paroles, une expérience personnelle, une heureuse émotion voire un souvenir d'enfance où règne imagination et conviction.Ce mélange d'éléments dans un paysage amorphe conduit vers un paysage sublimale.

J'espère que vous aurez trouvé du bonheur dans la beauté de mes œuvres et que, peut être,vous aurez envie d'acquérir un tableau pour votre bureau ou maison.



My interest is not simply to focus on just creating a master- piece, but to also  find an original expression to capture emotion and attention.

The impressionists have observed the movement and colours of clouds which give depth and volume. Their legacy goes without question.

My pictures are created in the same spirit of vibrancy which emits the same emotional atmosphere and ambiance of everyday human experiences or memories.
To transmit life and to immortalize the miracle of nature for your eternal pleasure is my main objective.


Choosing to marry embroidery with painting is for me the most profound and unique way of expression.

The thousands of threads, sewn layer by layer, distributed with ease, add volume, so much so that it seems like real nature.

Each landscape or composition expresses an amalgamation of stories, a personal experience, a gratifying emotion on reviewing a childhood memory or simply the play of imagination and conviction. The mixture of the main elements of a landscape are amorphised towards a sublime landscape.

 

I love gardens. To me they are a place of solace and contemplation. It is a special place where I reflect my thoughts, listening to birds singing as I brush my way through the flowers overflowing the borders. It is a sanctuary where I seek peace and  re -charge and become re-energised by the glorious range of forms, colours and textures. As artists, this is what we do. We think about the hues, depth of shade, the variety of textures as we trail along the pathway. We are distracted by the way the petals fold over revealing their internal secret beauty and how we can translate our emotive feelings into a painting. English flower borders are a joy to view and I relish in visiting the local gardens and in my own garden where I like to mix and match bulbs with perennials., with the intention of sketching and seeking an unusual combination of tints of colour, like this marvellous display of geraniums in front of Monet's garden It is not quite what I saw in reality- the composition is somewhat exaggerated and I enhanced the dreamy pastel shades to depict a romantic victorian style of painting.


 

 Available at Shoalhaven Art Gallery, NSW, Australia:Lavender scent.2017