|Welcome to the website of Anne Corless
Fine artist, designer and illustrator
specialist medical and bio-sciences artist/ illustrator and writer.
Born in the UK, Anne spent her youth in Nigeria, Australia and for 11 years in Kenya. Later she continued her travels and lived and worked as a midwife in Saudi Arabia and South Africa. Finally settled back in the UK with her Lancastrian husband they enjoyed bringing up their family in Lancashire, living by the coast with its big beaches and vast skies. When their youngest child started school, Anne made a career change and returned to her studies, gaining a B.A. (Hons) Design, specializing in Natural History and Scientific Illustration. She then spent a number of years training as a medical artist, alongside continuing studies in life drawing. For many years art had been a much loved hobby which she used to help support her favourite wildlife charities; once she completed her studies Anne set about trying to turn her love of art into a career.
Anne loves working in different areas of the creative arts and finds this gives her a balance which enables her to continually strive to improve her creative skills. As a medical artist and specialist bio-sciences illustrator, Anne enjoys the challenge of trying to demonstrate and explain the workings of sometimes quite complex projects. As a writer Anne strives to describe the working practice of her art to share with others. As a fine artist she can truly delve into a combination of ‘reference'; from sketches, photographs, memory and imagination. Anne says: ‘I am probably best known as a wildlife artist because of my love of working with my favourite wildlife charities and conservancies. Creating artwork of the natural world is something I am continually inspired to do and probably has something to do with my ‘life of travel’ in my youth! As a child I have stood on pristine beaches in Australia with no one else in site. In Kenya I have watched elephants crashing through the undergrowth in the magnificent Aberdare National Park. I have snorkelled in the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, 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. 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.”
Anne is a Full Member of the Writers Guild and a regular contributor (Artist/Writer) to Leisure Painter Magazine and an art demonstrator for The Artist and Leisure Painter Magazines. Anne is honoured to be an Ambassador for St Cuthberts Mill (UK).
As a Guest Lecturer for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Anne Corless looks forward to inspiring others to learn and improve their watercolour skills on each cruise with her ‘A World of Watercolours’ and ‘A World of Art’ workshops. Keep a look out for her exciting destinations each year! Anne recently taught her ‘A World of Watercolours’ workshops in the Arctic Circle on board the Boudicca. Anne writes; “It was a truly magical experience seeing the midnight sun, and best of all, travelling on a small boat to Gjesværstappan, a bird sanctuary off the coast of Norway at the North Cape.”
“Anne enjoys working with Derwent’s products in her own art….and visits the “magical” Pencil Museum in the Lake District (UK) each year to give free demonstrations and to teach an art workshop on watercolour media. Please contact the Pencil Museum to book your place on the workshop.
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’ is oil on canvas. Limited Edition prints are available from the Anne Corless Art Shop on this website. Part of the proceeds go to the charity ‘Feet First Worldwide‘:
Specialist medical & bio-sciences artist/illustrator
Anne founded Tembo Graphics to offer design, illustration and specialist medical, scientific, zoological and bio-sciences artwork and is commissioned by clients from many parts of the world. Artwork ranges from simple line work, drawings and paintings to complex highly detailed illustrations in all sizes and can be produced using a variety of media ranging from the traditional; pen and ink, pencil, charcoal and watercolour/ gouache/ acrylic to multi-layered digital artwork using the Adobe Creative Suite.
Based in the UK, Anne Corless 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), the Association of Illustrators (UK) and The Royal College of Midwives. She belongs to the Portrait Society of America and The Cecilia Beaux Forum.
Anne Corless’ medical illustrations feature on Wellcome Images (UK) and in the Medical Illustration Source Book (USA). Anne Corless’ Illustration work can be seen on the following websites; the Association of Illustrators (UK) and Directory of Illustration (USA).
“The collaboration with Anne was pragmatic and fruitful so that we achieved our common aim in a short period of time being providing sophisticated artwork for a scientific article or better a position paper of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery. Position papers are means to transport the official opinion of a scientific society to physicians who want to learn e.g. upon a new surgical technique. Words may not cover all details to explain pathologies as well as treatment strategies to the community and sophisticated artwork is needed. Thereby, Anne substantially helped to distribute the message regarding a new surgical technique among physicians around the world who are now additionally supported by a thorough and perceptive visual means of learning.”
Anne Corless writes:
“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
Anne Corless Workshop Tutor & Art Demonstrator
Above: During 2012 Anne taught on a series of ‘Olympic themed’ Portrait Art workshops at BBC Radio Merseyside with the support of ‘Up For Arts‘ and the ‘Campaign For Drawing’. The model was BBC Presenter Billy Butler!
Above: BBC Presenter John Gillmore (Gilly) and Anne Corless Artist in Residence at BBC Radio Lancashire during 2011.
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|Above: In the studio. This painting is now framed and is for sale at the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery, in support of wildlife conservation. Signed Limited Edition Prints also available, produced to Fine Art Trade Guild standards.
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A big thank you to Jacksons Art Supplies for making me so welcome during the two days of filming for this video at their offices/ shop in London!
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 and a percentage of all her wildlife art sales go to favourite wildlife charities.
Anne is proud to be a Founder Member and Inaugural Chair (from June 2009 to Oct 2013) 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.
Anne was thrilled to be awarded Honorary Life Membership on her retirement from the Association of Animal Artists Committee and enjoys taking part in AAA events and activities.
Anne is honoured to be a Supporting Artist of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and sells original artwork and limited edition prints in the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery; using her artwork to help support wildlife conservation.
Anne is a member of Artists Against Extinction and has pledged a percentage of sales through the website to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. She was honoured to be invited to take part in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy Charity Art Auction in 2014 and continues to support White Paw Professional Dog Training; ‘Training animals to save animals’,which trains dogs in Africa in the fight against wildlife poaching. Anne is also a Signature Member of Artists For Conservation and is a past winner of a Conservation Artist of Month Award.
As part of her commitment to art of the natural world, Anne enjoys spending time each year as Artist in Residence at ‘Nature in Art’ where she can share her creative practice with others and enjoy talking about wildlife conservation.
Anne Corless writes:
“I first approached Anne Corless with regards to a donation for my charity event in aid of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and without hesitation she gave up her time, advice and donated two wonderful paintings. ‘Hope and Mount Kenya’ Anne created especially for us from photo’s provided- Hope being a tiny orphaned Rhino very close to the heart of everyone at Ol Pejeta. What a truly breath-taking job she did – we are all delighted with the finished painting – Anne is a wonderfully talented artist, a true talent and a dedicated conservation supporter who has been so incredibly helpful, supportive and generous to us throughout the planning of our auction.”
Fine Art Trade Guild
Anne is honoured to be a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild and Chair of the Fine Art Committee. Anne says “As a team we work to support the Guild’s artist members. The Fine Art Committee is fully involved in supporting Guild staff in the organisation of the prestigious Guild Artists Exhibition which is held during the annual Art and Framing Convention UK.”
Anne Corless is also the North West Branch Master of the Guild and enjoys running ‘North West Art’ events with Peter Drought, Branch Treasurer and Eunice Knott (‘The Frame Studio’ ). Follow on Facebook!
Above: Anne was the Project Manager and Designer on this 2012/ 2013 project for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre’s Mobile Treatment Centre. The project was supported by BBC Radio Merseyside.
Anne Corless first exhibited with Art of Giving in at the Queen Elm Gallery in Chelsea, London in 2009 and has enjoyed being part of it ever since!
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