‘Beauty is Truth, Truth
Rosemary Verey once wrote ‘Ann’s paintings
of flowers are so life like they could be transplanted back into
her garden’. Every plant that she paints has been nurtured
in the one acre garden at Shepherd House, Inveresk, seven miles
east of Edinburgh. Tulips, irises, hellebores and poppies are
her special favourites but she also paints mixtures of plants
either in groups of the same species or similar colours. Her
compositions are striking and intensely observed.
Ann studied drawing and painting as
a mature student at Edinburgh College of Art and then did a
course in Botanical painting at
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. She had her first solo Exhibition
in London in 1991 and since then has exhibited widely in London
and Edinburgh, including at the Royal Horticultural Society,
London, where she was awarded a Silver and a Silver Gilt Medal.
She is represented in many private collections in the U.K and
U.S. Her work ‘The Black Border’ features in The
Shirley Sherwood Collection, “Contemporary Botanical Artists” and
has been exhibited round the world, most recently at the Smithsonian
Museum in Washington.
Tel: 0131665 2570 (UK)
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