Bio

Anne Corless RN, RM, BA (Hons) Design, MMAA, RMIP, AFC

Education:

  • Post Graduate Diploma Medical Art.
  • Awarded Professional Membership Medical Artists Association
  • B.A. (Hons) Design, specialising in Natural History and Scientific Illustration.
  • Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Award Life Drawing.
  • OCNW Level 2 Award Life Drawing.
  • Registered Midwife.
  • Registered Nurse.

Awards:

 Professional Memberships:

Memberships:

Art Exhibition Judge/ Awards Judge:

  • Judge (and Award Founder); Inaugural Chairman’s Award, Association of Animal Artists (2014/ 2015/ 2016/ 2017).
  • Judge; Guild Artists Exhibition, Fine Art Trade Guild (2015/ 2016/ 2017).
  • Judge; Jorge Aguilar-Agon Student Artist Award, Fine Art Trade Guild (2015/ 2016/ 2017).

Blog:

Watercolour Journeys‘ Art Travels with Anne Corless:
Anne writes about art materials/ techniques and the places she visits. 


Guest Speaker, Art Demonstrations & Art Workshops:
A selection are listed here.

  • Guest Lecturer, Entertainment Team (Watercolour workshops Instructor.)
    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines; 2013 to present.
    Anne enjoys teaching watercolour painting and art techniques to guests on cruises around the world.  These informal and fun filled workshops are suitable for all; from complete beginners to experienced artists wishing to progress their art. 

    Represented Fine Art Trade Guild; The Art & Framing Roadshow, Chester. 2015.
    Anne represented the Guild in her role as Chair of Fine Art Committee and North West Branch Master.

  • Artist in Residence; Nature in Art, Gloucestershire, UK. 2015.
    “The World’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature.”
    Anne loves to visit Nature in Art with its inspirational artwork and an almost constant flow of visitors to the art studio, eager to talk about wildlife art and the natural world!

  • Artist in Residence; Derwent Pencil MuseumSeptember 2015.
    Demonstrations and workshop: ’Animal of the wild in watercolour media’.
    “What better way to spend time that in Derwent’s magical Pencil Museum, sharing a love of art materials and techniques and exploring these wonderful products!”…Anne Corless

  • Medical Art Workshop TutorQueen Mary and Barts and The London Neuroscience Society (QMBL NeuroSoc). Feb 2015.
    ‘Neuro Anatomy Workshop; An introduction to Medical Illustration.’
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1402322146738866/ 

  • Artist in Residence; Nature in Art, Gloucestershire, UK. 2014.
    “The World’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature.”
    Anne loves to visit Nature in Art with its inspirational artwork and an almost constant flow of visitors to the art studio, eager to talk about wildlife art and the natural world!

  • Guest SpeakerMaking Pictures Yorkshire. November 2014.
    Topic: ‘Marketing and PR for Creatives’.
    Anne enjoys being a guest speaker at Fine Art Trade Guild events.

  • Artist in Residence; Derwent Pencil MuseumSeptember 2014.
    Demonstrations and workshop: ‘Creative painting in watercolour mediums’. 
    “What better way to spend time that in Derwent’s magical Pencil Museum, sharing a love of art materials and techniques and exploring these wonderful products!”…Anne Corless

  • Guest Speaker; Making Pictures Manchester. November 2013.
    Topic: ‘Best practice in fine art.’
    Anne enjoys being a guest speaker at Fine Art Trade Guild events.

  • Artist in Residence; Derwent Pencil Museum.  June 2013.
    Demonstrations and workshop: ’Botanical Illustration using watercolour mediums’. 
    “What better way to spend time that in Derwent’s magical Pencil Museum, sharing a love of art materials and techniques and exploring these wonderful products!”…Anne Corless

  • Professional Artist Demonstrator: Patchings Art Festival. UK 2013.
    At the invitation of Derwent Pencils.

  • Guest Speaker; Art and Framing Convention UK 2013. Harrogate, Yorkshire.
    Topic: ‘The business side of being an artist’.
    Anne enjoys being a guest speaker at Fine Art Trade Guild events.

  • Project Manager, Designer & Art Workshop Tutor. BBC Radop Merseyside. 2012/2013.
    Commissioned by Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and supported by BBC Radio Merseyside & ‘Up for Arts’, & ‘Voluntary Arts England‘. ’3 day Art Workshops’ with live on air interviews.  Resulting artworks designed by Anne Corless for the interior walls of the first mobile cancer treatment centre in the UK.  A plaque naming Anne features on the wall. 
  • Guest Speaker: Spring Fair International. NEC, Birmingham. February 2012.
    Topic: ‘My Life in Art’.  Anne enjoys being a guest speaker on behalf of the Fine Art Trade Guild.
  • Guest Speaker: Making Pictures Manchester. 2012.
    Topic: ‘Networking for Artists’.
    Anne enjoys being a guest speaker at Fine Art Trade Guild events.
  • Art Exhibitor & Demonstrator: St Annes Arts and Music Festival. Lancashire.  2012. 

  • Art Workshop Tutor: Leisure Painter and The Artist Magazines.  Ribby Hall Village, Lancashire.  July 2012.
    Topic: Demonstrating Derwent’s Artbar Range.  
  • Art Workshop Tutor: BBC Radio Merseyside. July 2012
    ‘Portrait Art 3 day workshop’ as part of ‘Up for Arts’ project at BBC Radio Merseyside supported by ‘Voluntary Arts England‘ & ‘Campaign for Drawing’. Interviewed ‘live on air’ by BBC Radio Presenters Billy Butler, Willie Miller and Helen Jones.
  • Guest Speaker/ Demonstrator.  BBC Masterclass at BBC Radio Lancashire. October 2011.
    Topic: Portraiture. 

    Venue: 2026 Gallery, BBC Radio Lancashire.
    BBC Master Class on ‘Portraiture’ with model in front of invited audience (fully booked).
    Advertised nationally on BBC Shows and Tours.
  •  Art Tutor: ‘St Anne’s YMCA Art Group’ 2011/2012.
  • ‘Artist in Residence’; BBC Radio Lancashire. 2011.
    Anne was invited to run a series of art workshops in the gallery space and was regularly interviewed live on air by BBC Presenter John Gillmore (Gilly).

    1. Topic: Animal Art Workshops.
    2. Topic: ‘Faces of Gilly’ Portrait Art Workshops with ‘model’ BBC Radio Presenter John Gillmore.
  • Guest Speaker: International Clubfoot Conference. Manchester.  Nov 2008.
    Topic: ‘Health Promotion, the role of medical art today’.
    Anne was thrilled to be invited to speak about the medical art and the importance of dynamic and accurate visual imagery in health education and promotion. 

Solo Exhibitions:
A selection are listed here.

Selected / Invitational Exhibitions and Auction events:
A selection are listed here.

Group Exhibitions include:
A selection are listed here.

  • Association of Animal Artists exhibitions from 2009 to 2015; Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, UK., Haworth Art Gallery, Lancashire. UK. and 2026 Gallery, BBC Radio Lancashire.
  • ‘Absolutely Animal’ exhibitions from 2005 to 2008.

Magazines (Author & illustrator):
A selection of articles written/ illustrated by Anne are listed here.

  • October 2014:  Leisure Painter Magazine.
  • October 2012:  Leisure Painter Magazine.
    Topic: ‘Still life’ (botanical preparatory sketches in watercolour & oil).

 

Filming:
A selection are listed here.

 

Media:
A selection are listed here.

  • Interviewed by BBC Radio Presenter Helen Jones during ‘get-together’ of workshop artists, patients and staff at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre’s Mobile Treatment Unit to view the two completed wall friezes, following my role as Project Manager, Workshop Leader & Designer on ‘3 day Art Workshop’ as part of ‘Up for Arts’ project with Clatterbridge NHS at BBC Radio Merseyside, supported by ‘Voluntary Arts England’.
  • Interviewed ‘live on air’ by BBC Radio Merseyside Presenter Nick Robins to promote’Up for Arts’ project with Clatterbridge NHS.
  • Interviewed ‘live on air’ by BBC Radio Presenters Billy Butler, Willie Miller and Helen Jones during my ‘Portrait Art 3 day workshop’ as part of ‘Up for Arts’ project at BBC Radio Merseyside, supported by ‘Voluntary Arts England’ & ‘Campaign for Drawing’. 24th, 26th & 27th July 2012.
  • Interviewed  ‘live on air’ by  BBC Radio Presenter John Gillmore of BBC Radio Lancashire during’Art with Anne; Animal Art Workshops’and’Art with Anne; Portrait Art Workshops entitled ‘Faces of Gilly’, Summer & Autumn 2011 as part of  ‘Artist in Residence’.
  • Interviewed byPresenter John Gillmore of BBC Radio Lancashire; talking about ‘My Life in Art’, 2011.
  • Featured on Animal Art Fair promotional video 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppou_8R3DV8
  • ‘Cheetah on the run’, my oil painting; chosen as website ‘banner image’ o fFine Art Trade Guild. Jan 2011.
  • Featured in August 2009 issue of Lancashire Life Magazine.

 

Art Societies/ Group and Private Tuition:
Anne enjoys running art workshops for art societies/ groups and organisations.