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 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).
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!
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.
Talks/ Art Demonstrations & Art Workshops:
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:
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!
Thank you to everyone involved in this project:
The Benevolent Fund mentioned in this video is;
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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.