Anne Aspinall

“I’m inspired by the spiritual feel of old places where people have lived and worked hard for hundreds of years especially those on the edge of the sea – hence my love for harbours.”

Oil Paintings

Mixed Media 

The mixed media paintings begin with the ‘monoprint process’ whereby oil paint is applied to a perspex plate using rollers and brushes.  Layers of colour can be built up in this way and worked into with brushes, rags and drawing with the end of a brush.  The image is then transferred to paper using an etching press. This process creates just one unique image as the inks painted onto the perspex plate has transferred onto the heavyweight paper. Anne repeats this process to create a multi-layered image. This unique print is then worked into further using oil pastels, paint and even sections of ink being removed to achieve the final mixed media painting.

About Anne

Born Manchester 1949
Trained Manchester College of Art & Design

AnneAspinallPhotoAnne has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad.  Her work is found in collections in Europe, the United States and Australia.  .

“I am first and foremost a colourist and yet it took me some time to fully realise this.  My early professional years were spent in exploring aspects of printmaking, particularly etching. These etchings depict the coastline and mountains of North Wales which I have known all my life.  In this medium I was able to concentrate on the patterns and rhythms inherent in the landscape and the subtle tonal changes wrought by light and weather.

In the late eighties I travelled extensively in Europe and North Africa where the effects of strong sunlight on the desert landscape and the rich colour, texture and patterns found in the architecture, tiles and textiles made a lasting impression.  This experience led me to painting in oils and mixed media.

I have been profoundly influenced by the work of the Scottish painters William Gillies, Anne Redpath and Barbara Rae as well as the Catterline landscapes of Joan Eardley. Amongst the Welsh painters I much admire are Kyffin Williams and Gwilym Pritchard.”


Selected Exhibitions

2005  The Manchester Art Show, MICC,
2006  Regatta Fine Art, Holt, Norfolk
2006  Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester
2006  Wendy Levy Fine Art, Manchester – Summer Show
2007  Wendy Levy Fine Art, Manchester – Christmas Show (also 08)
2007  Love Arts Manchester, Manchester Central
2007  Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw – Christmas Show
2008  The Gallery on the Square, St Ives (also 09)
2008  Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw – Summer Show
2008  The Gorstella Gallery, Chester – Winter Show
2009  Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw – Solo Show
2009  Wendy Levy Fine Art, Manchester – Summer Show
2009  The Albany Gallery, Cardiff – Summer Show
2010  The Gorstella Gallery, Chester – Spring Show
2010  The Albany Gallery – Four Person Show
2010 The Art Fair – Town Hall, Macclesfield
2010 Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art, Manchester – Christmas Show
2011 Pure Art, Millford Haven
2011 Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw – Summer Show
2011 The White Lion Gallery, Hay on Wye
2011 Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art, Manchester – Summer Show
2012 Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw – One Person Show
2012 The Gorstella Gallery, Chester – Spring Show
2012  The Art of Caring Charity Exhibition
2013  The Gallery Leek  ‘The Welsh Exhibition’
2013  Gorstella Gallery  November Exhibition
2014  The Albany Gallery, Cardiff ‘Women Artists’ Four Person Show
2014  Ffin y Parc, Summer Show
2014 The Gorstella Gallery, Chester – November Show
2014 Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw – Summer Show
2014  The Art Fair Charity Show, Town Hall, Macclesfield
2015  Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw – Solo Exhibition
2015  Ffin y Parc – Solo Exhibition

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