Above: ‘Cheetah on the run’. This original oil painting is for sale at the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery, in support of wildlife conservation.
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Based in the UK, Anne is a Professional Member of the Medical Artists’ Association (UK) and a Registered Medical Illustration Practitioner. She is a Professional Member of the Anatomical Society (UK), Assocation Europeenes des Illustrateurs Medicaux et Scientifiques, the Association of Medical Illustrators (USA) and The Royal College of Midwives. She belongs to the Portrait Society of America and The Cecilia Beaux Forum (USA).
Anne’s medical illustrations feature on Wellcome Images (UK) and in the Medical Illustration Source Book (USA). Anne’s Illustration work can be seen on the Association of Illustrators (UK) and Directory of Illustration (USA).
Anne’s studies in anatomy have given her a keen interest in portraiture and figurative art, which has become a speciality; working in pencil, charcoal, watercolours and oils. The portrait seen here of ‘Mercy’ (nearly life size) is oil on canvas.
A Full Member of the Writers Guild Anne enjoys writing about art. A recent article on wildlife art features in the June 2016 issue of ‘Art and Framing Today‘, the award winning magazine of the Fine Art Trade Guild. Anne is a contributor (Artist/Writer) to Leisure Painter Magazine and has worked as an art demonstrator for The Artist and Leisure Painter Magazines and for the Derwent Pencil Company (also at Patchings Art Festival).
Anne loves sharing her artistic skills and experiences and enjoys returning to favourite venues to teach each year. As she always says: “We are all on this artistic journey together!”
Anne is honoured to be an Ambassador for Derwent Pencils and the “magical” Pencil Museum in the Lake District (UK) each year to give free demonstrations and to teach an art workshop on watercolour media and has demonstrated for Derwent at Patchings Art Festival.
Due to the recent devastating floods that sadly affected Derwent’s Pencil Museum, Anne is awaiting dates for returning as Artist in Residence later this year.
Anne is honoured to be an Ambassador for St Cuthberts Mill (UK).
As a Guest Lecturer for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Anne enjoys sharing her artistic skills and knowledge, teaching guests to improve their drawing and watercolour painting skills. She finds that many guests are keen to learn how to document their experiences of the cruise using their own artwork, photographs and souvenirs, writing about and ‘illustrating’ their own experiences. Creating a travel sketchbook or journal is often a very personal and a unique way of remembering a cruise.
Anne finds these trips away from the studio hugely inspiring, not only to experience new sights but often allowing her to visit remote areas to view wildlife such as a recent trip on a small boat to the Gjesvaerstappen Nature Reserve, off the coast near the North Cape in Norway, famous for the one million puffins that arrive each year.
Join Anne on a cruise in 2016; this time travelling in summer on the beautiful Balmoral to the Baltic Capitals and Stockholm Archipelago.
Wildlife Artist & Conservationist
Taking part in exhibitions and selling artwork in support of wildlife conservation is an important part of Anne Corless’ life as an artist. A percentage of all wildlife art sales go to favourite wildlife charities.
Anne was filmed painting ‘Cheetah Alert’ (above) using Jackson’s watercolour paints at Jacksons Art Supplies over two days and then interviewed for Jackson’s Art Supplies Blog. Prints of ‘Cheetah Alert’ have been registered with ArtSure and are now available for sale at Anne’s Art Studio Shop.
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. The Award is also kindly sponsored by Dr Sally Bulgin, Publisher of The Artist and Leisure Painter Magazines and by Rosemary & Co Artists Brushes.
She was honoured to be invited to take part in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy Charity Art Auction in 2014, along with celebrities including the cast of Downton Abbey…..and continues to support Animals Saving Animals.
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