I enjoy working in the Creative Arts as an Artist and Designer, Illustrator and Writer. I also love doing Art Demonstrations and teaching Art Workshops!
It is fun to be able to create art for different reasons. I love the technical challenges of my work as a medical, zoological, veterinary and scientific illustrator where I am often asked to visually represent complex technical information. This requires a knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and skills in a variety of art media from the traditional (pencil, charcoal, paints etc) to computer graphics. I also draw and paint every day; whether for exhibitions, gallery shows or on commission. Working as a designer is a challenge I also enjoy as I help a client visualise and then realise their dream. Writing is pure joy.
My favourite subjects to draw and paint? I love figurative artwork and painting portraits, I am passionate about my work as an animal and wildlife artist and I adore botanical art!
All my reference and source material is my own. My inspiration comes from a life of travel and a love of animals and nature. I have collections of my own old and new photos, sketches and doodles, colour notes and scribbled ideas….and every now and then I find I am suddenly inspired to launch into a new project!
I work with many different types of media ranging from pencil, charcoal and pastel to delicate watercolours, acrylics and oils. I can work in all sizes…but do enjoy the challenge of a large oil painting…..especially using my favourite Michael Harding oils!
Having had a change of career mid life from nursing and midwifery to ‘My Life in Art’, whilst coping with a busy family life I have experienced the fun and the challenges of trying to make a living as an artist…..and I have made many friends along the way.
I am passionate about Wildlife Conservation and am honoured to be a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation.
I enjoy exhibiting with my friends in the Association of Animal Artists (AAA); an active Art Association which supports animal charities and wildlife conservation, runs exhibitions, workshops, reference visits, Art Rendezvous and a en plein air painting group. I am proud to be Chair, a Trustee and a Founder Member of AAA.
My love of Fine Art and the wish to learn more about the industry led to my applying for membership of the Fine Art Trade Guild and in 2008 I was elected as a Member. In 2011, I was thrilled to be invited to sit on the national Fine Art Committee of the Guild and in 2012 was honoured to be elected as Chair of the Fine Art Committee and more recently to be elected as North West Branch Master.
I love writing about Art, I love typing away on my computer for hours on end working on my novel and on a number of children’s books I am writing and illustrating. I am honoured to be a Full Member of the Writers Guild.
It is always a great thrill to be able to combine my love of art with my writing, which is why I enjoy being a Regular Contributor (Artist/Writer)to Leisure Painter Magazine and an Art Demonstrator/ Tutor for The Artist and Leisure Painter Magazines.
I was very honoured to be invited to exhibit my artwork at the Animal Art Fair in 2011. Here is the video which includes a short interview with me!
Anne Corless at Tembo Graphics Studio
I am Founder and CEO of Tembo Graphics Studio which offers design, illustration and specialist medical, veterinary and scientific illustration services. With a client base from all over the world, I am privileged to work on a variety of interesting and challenging projects. My artwork is available on license from Wellcome Images (part of the Wellcome Collection).
My background in healthcare (Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife) explains my fascination with medical art and the bio-sciences, which resulted in my training as a medical artist with the Medical Artists Education Trust here in the UK. In 2008 I qualified as a Medical Artist, and became a Professional Member of the Medical Artists Association (UK) and a Registered Medical Illustration Practitioner.
Artwork ranges from simple line work to complex highly detailed illustrations and can be produced using a variety of media ranging from simple pen and ink or watercolour to multi-layered digital artwork using the Adobe Creative Suite. My knowledge of anatomy and physiology helps in my work as a Fine Artist.
Based in the UK, I am a Professional Member of the Medical Artists’ Association (UK) and a Registered Medical Illustration Practitioner. I am also a Member of the Assocation Europeenes des Illustrateurs Medicaux et Scientifiques, a Member of the Association of Medical Illustrators(USA), Member of the Association of Illustrators(UK), Member of the Portrait Society of America, a Member of the Royal College of Midwives and a Member of the Royal College of Nursing.
How to contact me:
Tel: +44(0) 1253 780734
P.O. Box 20, Lytham St Annes, FY8 1GU, Lancashire, UK.
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