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I am constantly inspired to create artwork of the natural world!
 
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Working in different areas of art, illustration and design Anne strives to create artwork which captures the imagination and tells a story. Anne writes:

"A life of travel has resulted in the desire to draw and paint people, animals and landscapes. Experiences which feature strongly in my memories have influenced my way of working. I prefer to work from life, where possible...using sketches, colour notes and jottings and sometimes photographs as reference, along with memory and imagination.

Born on the South Coast of England, home was a cottage on a hilltop overlooking the sea. Travelling overseas with my parents I was to enjoy many years meeting many different peoples and places around the world. As a young child living in Nigeria, I remember we often visited a beach on a peninsular which was easily reached via a short boat trip along the edge of a dark and tangled mangrove swamp. In Australia, we lived on the coast and from the cliff tops overlooking the ocean we saw the visiting humpback whales with their calves, resting in the shelter of the bay on their annual migration. Years later, in Kenya I loved spending time in the magnificent Aberdare Mountains where we watched herds of elephant crashing through the undergrowth. In Tsavo National Park I remember sitting alongside a retired warden on a small clifftop near a waterhole, where he quietly explained what we could see before us. Sometime later, when living in Saudi Arabia, I enjoyed visits to the Red Sea, snorkelling over a coral reef of magical shapes and colours with a drop into the ocean so deep and sudden at its edge that I was afraid to swim over it. In recent times, my husband and I enjoyed visiting the remote Gjesvaerstappen Nature Reserve, an island near the North Cape in Norway. Famous for the one million puffins that arrive each year, it was if thousands of little puffins escorted our small boat as they flew alongside, perilously close to the waves. It is all magnificent and all so fragile. I hope that by creating images of the natural world I may remind people of the importance of protecting it…..for all our sakes."

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Support for Conservation:
With a life long love of the natural world Anne loves creating artwork of people, animals and landscapes. In recent years she has enjoyed working as a guest artist on cruise ships, teaching general art skills and watercolour painting on her travels, and sharing her love of the natural world.

Taking part in exhibitions in support of wildlife charities and promoting wildlife conservation continues to be an important part of Anne Corless' life as an artist. Recently she donated artwork to the Explorers Against Extinction exhibition in London, in aid of Animals Saving Animals. Previously Anne supported this charity by taking part in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy Charity Art Auction, along with celebrities including the cast of the tv hit program ‘Downton Abbey’.

Keen to help other artists to develop an understanding of the natural world Anne enjoys working as Artist in Residence. At 'Nature in Art' (UK) visitors come to see "the worlds first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature." Another favourite destination is the 'magical' Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick, nestled within mountains of the Lake District (UK).

A keen writer, Anne has also written articles on wildlife art. 'The wild bunch' featured in the 2016 issue of ‘Art + Framing Today‘, the award-winning magazine of the Fine Art Trade Guild:
http://www.fineart.co.uk/the-wild-bunch.aspx. More recently, Anne wrote an article on wildlife art for Rosemary and Co Artists Brushes newsletter.

In 2015 Anne was filmed painting ‘Cheetah Alert’ at Jacksons Art Supplies over two days and then interviewed for Jackson’s Art Supplies Blog where she was able to talk about her love of wildlife art and promote wildlife charities and conservation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gYrjeagGOM
https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2015/12/22/wildlife-painter-anne-corless

Anne is proud to be a Founder Member, Inaugural Chair (from June 2009 to Oct 2013) and an Honorary Life Member of the Association of Animal Artists. Anne presents the Inaugural Chairman’s Award to an AAA artist each year to acknowledge their contribution to animal art, charities and conservancies with their artwork; winners so far have been Anita Young (2014), Jenny Oldknow (2015), Pollyanna Pickering (2016) and Ruth Buchanan (2017). The Award is also kindly sponsored by Dr Sally Bulgin, Publisher of The Artist and Leisure Painter Magazines and by Rosemary & Co Artists Brushes.

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Special Achievements:
  • 2006 - Barber-Surgeons Bursary for Medical Art (Medical Art Education Trust)
    http://www.barberscompany.org
    Qualified as a Medical Artist in Autumn 2008. Anne is a digital art specialist proficient at working with many programs in the Adobe Creative Suite as well as being equally at home working ‘traditionally’ on pencil drawings, delicate watercolours and large oil paintings!
     
Publications:
  • The Wild Bunch (an article on wildlife art) (2016)
    More about The Wild Bunch (an article on wildlife art)
    Writer - My most recent article. Thank you to the following wildlife artists who so generously gave their comments and artwork to use in this article about wildlife art today: Julie Cross, Jenny Oldknow, Pollyanna Pickering, Andrew Denman and Karen Laurence-Rowe.

    For more information on my writing please visit www.annecorless.com
    Author: Anne Corless
    Published by: Art and Framing Today
     
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