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Anne-Marie Kelly

 

Anne-Marie Kelly, Moonlight Reflections

Anne-Marie Kelly, Moonlight Reflections

 

Anne-Marie Kelly, Moonlit Cove

Anne-Marie Kelly, Moonlit Cove

 

Anne-Marie Kelly, Rocky Coast

Anne-Marie Kelly, Rocky Coast

 

Anne-Marie Kelly

Anne-Marie originally studied Graphic Design, specialising in Illustration on the Post-Graduate Advanced course at St. Martins School of Art, London. She worked for several years as a freelance Illustrator, mainly in editorial and publishing in the UK, as well as in Cyprus, where she lived for eight years.

She has always taught, mostly in Further Education in London, Cyprus, Dorset and now gives private tuition in France.

In 1997, she moved to Dorset and began to visit France regularly. On early retirement from F E, Anne-Marie decided to make a permanent home near Mont St Michel in Normandy, returning to Dorset every year for several weeks to paint.

Commissions include: Illustrations for various magazines such as: The Observer, Best magazine, Collins Books, Hodder Wayland, KEO wines and various companies in the Middle East.

Private collection: In the UK, Europe, Australia, America and the Middle East.

Her work: Anne-Marie is inspired by the similarities of the landscape and coastline of both countries, the rugged coastline, forests and ancient terrain are a constant source of inspiration. Preferring to sketch on location which, helps to embed visual memories, she likes to paint from memory and feeling. She adores the dramatic and powerful shifts in seasons, colours and textures, painting on panel or canvas with layers of acrylic glazes, incorporating: sand, plaster and raw pigments.

Exhibitions include:

  • Atelier D`Orson                                   Normandy, France
  • Alpha House Gallery                           Sydney, Australia
  • Jackson`s Gallery                                Portland, Dorset
  • Mulberry Tree Gallery                        Swanage
  • Southern Contemporaries                 Guildhall, Winchester
  • Wessex Fine Arts & Ceramics            Wareham
  • Wellbeloved Gallery                            Portland
  • Makers Gallery                                     Taunton
  • Morphi Gallery                                     Cyprus