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 a Fine Artist, Designer and Illustrator, Medical Artist and Writer.  It is fun to be able to create art for different reasons.  As a figurative and portrait artist I am inspired to create artwork that is realistic and portrays character and emotion.  Working as a medical artist requires a thorough understanding of anatomy with good observational drawing skills and the ability to work in different media. My interest in comparative anatomy also enables me to create artwork of animals that is both dynamic and accurate…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 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!








Artists for Conservation honours long-time DSWT supporter @AnneCorless as December’s Artist of the Month Congrats!

— Sheldrick Wildlife (@DSWT) December 23, 2013






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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Art for sale

Details of Anne Corless artwork available for sale at galleries and on line are listed here:


26th July 2014:
Anne Corless Wildlife Artist taking part in Charity Auction for The Ol Pejeta Conservancy:


It is years since I was in this part of Kenya…but I remember it well from various visits to the area and beyond; driving up to Lake Turkana via Archers Post…balancing the Land rovers over dried up river beds littered with large rocks.  Camping at Marsabit, long weekends with friends living around Nanyuki and Isiolo, staying in the Samburu National Reserve.  There are so many other places I could mention where, with friends I have enjoyed spending time in this magical part of Kenya.  It is an honour to use my artwork to support this Conservancy.


Thank you to Ol Pejeta for this lovely testimonial:

“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.”

Donna Purvis
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy Charity Auction
July 2014


Anne Corless Wildlife Artist thrilled to be a ‘supporting artist’ to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery.



My inspiration to become a wildlife artist and to use my artwork to help support wildlife conservation comes from seeing a David Shepherd limited edition print in my teens whilst living in Kenya…..and so it is a great thrill and honour to see my work up on the wall of this beautiful gallery.  My artwork is featured in the ‘At the Gallery’ newsletter.


I enjoy being part of the Fine Art Trade Guild and am honoured to be Chair of the Fine Art Committee. 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.

FATG logo Colour

I am the North West Branch Master of the Guild and enjoy running ‘North West Art’ events with Peter Drought, Branch Treasurer.  You can follow us on Facebook!:


Talks/ Art Demonstrations & Art Workshops
I enjoy teaching Art Workshops and giving Art Demonstrations.  Please visit the ‘Art Demo’s, Workshops and Talks’ part of this website to find out more! 


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.