Artists for Conservation Foundation - Signature Member - Supporting Nature Through Art

Member of Medical Artists Association (UK)
Member Association of Medical Illustrators (USA)

Member of Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques

Member of National Association of Photoshop Professionals (USA)
Member of Portrait Society of America
Member of the Cecilia Beaux Forum



I enjoy working in the Creative Arts as an Artist, Designer and Illustrator, Medical Artist and Writer.

It is fun to be able to create art for different reasons.  As a contemporary representational artist I am inspired to create portraits and figurative artwork that are realistic and explore character and emotion.  I also strive to attain these qualities in my artwork of the natural world.  Having trained as a medical artist/ illustrator my interest in human anatomy and comparative anatomy helps me produce artwork that is both realistic and dynamic…..and helps me understand what I am looking at!

As an illustrator I often have to work to tight time constraints to meet magazine and book deadlines. Working as a designer is always an exciting challenge as I help a client visualize and then realize their dream.  Writing is pure joy. I am honoured to be a Full Member of the Writers Guild.  As an author and artist I am commissioned to produce articles on a number of different topics to do with the wonderful world of art! I enjoy being a regular contributor (Artist/Writer) to Leisure Painter Magazine and an art demonstrator/ tutor for The Artist and Leisure Painter Magazines. 

2014 also heralds a new exciting direction for my art and writing; to write and illustrate a book for Search Press.


Over the years I have enjoyed using my artwork to support a number of my favourite charities, including the Born Free Foundation.  I first donated artwork to Born Free back in 1999 and I have enjoyed supporting this wonderful charity over the years. 



Another of my very favourite charities is the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust!






I love being part of exhibitions that promote wildlife conservation and 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!

For many years I have admired the work done for conservation projects around the world by Artists for Conservation and so I was thrilled to be invited to join. I am proud to be a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation I am humbled and honoured to have been chosen as AFC’s Conservation Artist for the month of December 2013.


I enjoy exhibiting with 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 a Founder Member and the first Chair (from June 2009 to Oct 2013) of AAA.  I was thrilled to be awarded Honorary Life Membership on my retirement from the AAA Committee.  I now enjoy taking part in as many AAA events and activities as I can!



My interest in anatomy has also resulted in a keen interest in human portraiture and figurative art, which has become a speciality.



Anne Corless at Tembo Graphics

I am Founder and CEO of Tembo Graphics which offers design and illustration to a client base all around the world. Some of my artwork is available on license from Wellcome Images (part of the Wellcome Collection). 



A recent lovely recommendation of my digital illustration work:
“Not only does Anne Corless produce quality illustrations, she does so with an interpersonal magic and miraculous speed that will make any project succeed.”
Gregory A. Barker, PhD
Commissioning Editor, VoiceCouncil Magazine
Editor, The Ultimate Guide for Singing










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Latest News!:


I am delighted to be invited to be part of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy Online Auction I spent 11 years living in Kenya in my teens and early twenties and love this part of the world!


Latest News!
Anne Corless exhibits artwork in the Association of Animal Artists annual exhibition ‘Animals in Art’ in Cheshire, 11 April to 18 May 2014.

I am delighted to be exhibiting my artwork (for sale) in the ‘Animals in Art’ Exhibition; the annual exhibition of the Association of Animal Artists.  The exhibition runs from 11th April until 18th May 2014.  My painting is entitled ‘The Brothers’ is a watercolour of two cheetahs…taken from my own reference (sketches and photos) from when I lived in Kenya many years ago.

As a Founder Member in 2009 and previous Chair of AAA (June 2009 to Oct 2013), although I am now retired from the Committee I love taking part in as many AAA events and activities as I can.  I am full of admiration for the work done by AAA to help support animal and wildlife conservation charities.

Venue: Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 6SE
Tel: 01928 735832
Please check times of opening before visiting.



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I was thrilled to be invited to sit on the Fine Art Committee of the Guild in 2011 and honoured to be elected as Chair of the Fine Art Committee in May 2012.  As a team we work to support the Guild in offering support and opportunities for artist members.  The Fine Art Committee is also fully involved in organising the prestigious Guild Artists Exhibition which is held during the annual Art and Framing Convention UK.

I was also elected as North West Branch Master of the Guild in October 2012 and enjoy running ‘North West Art’ events with Peter Drought, Branch Treasurer.  You can follow us on Facebook!:


Talks/ Art Demonstrations & Art Workshops:
I am available to give talks and presentations and also to run Art Workshops and give Art Demonstrations.  All can be tailored to suit your group!  Please contact me if you are interested in finding out more.
Tel: 01253 780734

Remember…..”we are all on this artistic journey together!”  




Above: In November 2013 I was delighted to be invited back as a Guest Speaker at a Making Pictures Manchester event, this time held at the Contact Theatre, to talk about ‘Best Practice in Fine Art’.  I feel it is so important for artists to share experiences and talk about the sometimes challenging business of trying to make a living as an artist!

Above: It was fun to be a Guest Speaker, at the invitation of the Fine Art Trade Guild at the fantastic Spring Fair International 2012, held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. My topic; ‘A Life in Art’ (from the perspective of a working artist trying to make a living!)


Above: During 2012 I enjoyed running a series of ’Olympic themed’ Portrait Art workshops  at BBC Radio Merseyside; our wonderful model was none other than BBC Presenter Billy Butler!

My artistic practice:
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 work in all sizes but do enjoy the challenge of a large oil painting, especially using my favourite Michael Harding oils!  My favourite brushes are from Rosemary & Co Brushes


Anne Corless Equine Art Video!
Working as an equine artist is a passion…..and so I am delighted that my video on ‘How to Draw and Paint Horses’ is on Horse & Country TV in the UK and Ireland (on Sky Channel 280) and in the Netherlands (via cable).  It is also on the Horse & Country website:

Thank you to everyone involved in this project:
Mattyy Simpson; Director, Film-Maker and Editor.
Christine Worthington, owner of Lizzie:
Sadly Christine lost Lizzie recently, which has saddened us all.

The Benevolent Fund mentioned in this video is;
‘Lancashire Constabulary Retired Police Horse Benevolent Fund.’  





PLEASE BE AWARE that if any unsolicited or unwanted calls are made to me which are intent on taking money and use pressure, then I will refer the matter to Trading Standards, and the Police and reserve the right to commence legal proceedings.

I am registered with the TPS and will report such unsolicited marketing calls to the TPS who will then refer the matter to the Information Commissioner.