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Anne Earnshaw - Plot 16a:
The Sale Arts Trail provides the opportunity to visit artists studios, quirky and unusual display spaces; gardens, shops and cafes all exhibiting and selling the work of professional artists and makers in the Trafford area.
I have exhibited at the last two SAT’s, loved the experience and met such lovely people.
I work in my garden through the seasons as always, as I find this relaxing and I can put my artistic touches in the garden using colour, shapes and textures etc. In my art studio I have been mark making, getting used to drawing and painting again as well as working on my photography work. My inspiration mainly comes from nature and the places I love to visit.
I have just finished working on my annual project at Woodhey’s Primary School working with yr 4s teaching the children photography – my ‘Learning to See Programme’.
This year I have been studying the landscape in the Lake District as this is one of my favourite places to find inspiration. I am putting together a body of work Inspired at Tarn Hows.
My studio is at home at Carnforth Drive. It is Venue O on this year's Arts Trail. This year Catherine Mahe glass designer and Nicky Martins ceramics will be exhibiting at my house.
I was first inspired by Ansel Adams when I started my photography work whilst studying, admiring his simple and beautiful compositions in nature. As a young child I worked in more detail, it was whilst at school and college I became more interested in the Impressionist’s and Abstract painters using paint more freely and seeing shapes and patterns.
Besides working on my art I work at a well known retailers. When I can I love to play the piano, listen to classic FM and smooth FM, dancing and singing, reading a good book, gardening, our allotment and walking our dog Stanley at Dunham and Arley Hall.
When my son was 5 years old and he is now 17 years, I decided to go back to college as a mature student and studied Art Foundation at South Trafford College and studied at Salford University, Visual Arts BA (hons) . When I was a student I was studying fine art painting and then photography became my main medium. I still like to draw and paint when I can. You can see this influence in my Photography sometimes and my work can look like a painting.