with Andrew Bird and Petter Southall
Saturday 4 March to Sunday 17 April 2017
ANNE DAVIES uses memory and imagination to make small paintings that evoke the spirit of place. Rows of workers’ cottages in beautiful hilly landscapes whether west country or the north of England, and more recently the Docklands of London, it is the landscapes of the Industrial revolution that draw her interest. She loves the idea of walking around in a picture rather like a map, discovering the different aspects of place.
Working on very smooth gessoed boards she paints blocks of colour in acrylic on a raw sienna base and then works them back, drawing into them with pencil, with a freedom of mark-making and a flair for pattern and composition. She has a strong understanding of colour, her palette tends to consist of muted greens, blues and yellows with sparks of pink and orange. A good deal of white creates feelings of space and light.
She draws every day, working in sketchbooks where she can be completely free, and then paints from the drawings and from photographs she has taken while out in the landscape. Her small beautifully detailed pictures draw one in to marvel at the textures and traces of underpainting that just show through forming wonderful passages of colour and interesting lines.
Anne Davies was born in Lancashire and grew up in the Derbyshire Peak District. After studying fine art at Newcastle University, she worked on art projects with adults and children with special needs. She now lives in London where she focuses on painting and exhibiting her work, showing mainly in St Ives, London and Norfolk. This is her first exhibition at Sladers Yard.
Anne Davies’ paintings are shown below. Please do click on one of the images to see them enlarged with captions and prices. Please call 01308 459511, email firstname.lastname@example.org or reply at the bottom of this page to enquire about a painting.