I enjoy working in the Creative Arts as a Fine Artist and Designer, Digital Artist, Illustrator, Medical Artist and Writer. I also love giving Art Demonstrations and teaching Art Workshops from time to time!
It is fun to be able to create art for different reasons: as a Fine Artist I am inspired to create artwork of the natural world and I enjoy drawing and painting images of animals, especially of wildlife in its natural habitat. Having trained as a Medical Artist/ Illustrator my interest in comparative anatomy helps me produce artwork that is both realistic and dynamic and has also resulted in my love of figurative art and portraiture. As an Illustrator I often have to work to tight time constraints to meet magazine and book deadlines. Projects often involve visual and technical challenges. 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 (in 2009) and former Chair (from June 2009 to Oct 2013), and an Honorary Life Member of the Association of Animal Artists.
My interest in anatomy has also resulted in a keen interest in human portraiture and figurative art, which has become a speciality.
My love of Fine Art and the wish to learn more about the industry led to my applying for and gaining membership of the Fine Art Trade Guild. In 2011, I was thrilled to be invited to sit on the national Fine Art Committee of the Guild and during 2012 I was honoured to be elected as Chair of the Fine Art Committee and also as North West Branch Master.
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).
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‘Artist in Residence’ dates in 2014!
Dates are now available for my ‘Artist in Residence’ visits in 2014! I am looking forward to demonstrating the uses of ‘digital art’ and digital painting at Nature in Art, Gloucestershire in May and doing demonstrations and a workshop at the Cumberland Pencil Museum in Cumbria, using traditional media (lovely Derwent products) in June and September.
Latest News! – February 2014:
I am so delighted to be invited to be part of Live.Art.Liverpool in aid of The Prince’s Trust. This portrait (in progress) in graphite and charcoal (from a portrait sitting) is of David Wareing, Senior Partner, Hill Dickinson LLP. The portrait is to be completed and auctioned at a Charity Auction on the evening of 6th March 2014 at the Metquarter, Liverpool.
An exhibition of all donated artwork, now on show at the Metquarter, runs until the Charity Auction and is in aid of The Prince’s Trust for Live.Art.Liverpool.
Latest News! – January 2014:
‘The Ultimate Guide To Singing’ has just been published….…and I am very, very honoured to have been asked to contribute my artwork to this wonderful book!
Anne Corless Art For Sale:
I have original artwork and limited edition prints available for sale which can be purchased directly from me or through one of the Galleries that represent me.
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;
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.
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.
Talks and Art Demonstrations:
I am available to give talks, alongside practical art technique demonstrations, which will motivate and inspire you on your artistic journey. Please contact me if you are interested in finding out more!
Remember…..”we are all on this artistic journey together!”
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