Bio

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

Education:

  • Post Graduate Diploma Medical Art.
  • Awarded Professional Membership Medical Artists Association
    Registered Medical Illustration Practitioner.
  • 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 (2017). Association of Animal Artists.
  •  Judge; selection of entries to Guild Artists Exhibition (2017). Fine Art Trade Guild.
  • Judge; Jorge Aguilar-Agon Student Artist Award (2017). Fine Art Trade Guild.
  • Judge (and Award Founder); Inaugural Chairman’s Award (2016). Association of Animal Artists.
  •  Judge; selection of entries to Guild Artists Exhibition (2016). Fine Art Trade Guild.
  • Judge; Jorge Aguilar-Agon Student Artist Award (2016). Fine Art Trade Guild.
  • Judge (and Award Founder); Inaugural Chairman’s Award (2015). Association of Animal Artists.
  • Judge; selection of entries to Guild Artists Exhibition (2015). Fine Art Trade Guild.
  • Judge; Jorge Aguilar-Agon Student Artist Award (2015). Fine Art Trade Guild. 
  • Judge (and Award Founder); Inaugural Chairman’s Award (2014). Association of Animal Artists.

Guest Lecturer:

Travel Art Workshops:

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.

 

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

  • Guest Speaker; Making Pictures Yorkshire 2014.
    Topic: ‘Marketing and PR for Creatives’.
    At the invitation of the Fine Art Trade Guild. 8th November 2014:  
  • Artist in Residence; Derwent Pencil Museum.
    Demonstrations and workshop: ‘Animals of the wild in watercolour mediums’.  June 2014.
  • Guest Speaker; Making Pictures Manchester 2013.
    Topic: ‘Best practice in fine art.’  8th November 2013.
    At the invitation of the Fine Art Trade Guild.
  • Artist in Residence; Derwent Pencil Museum.
    Demonstrations and workshop: ’Botanical Illustration using watercolour mediums’.  June 2013:  
  • Professional Artist Demonstrator: Patchings Art Festival 2013 UK.
    At the invitation of Derwent Pencils.   
  • Guest Speaker; Art and Framing Convention UK 2013. Harrogate, Yorkshire.
    Topic: ‘The business side of being an artist’.
    At the invitation of the Fine Art Trade Guild.   
  • Project Manager, Designer & Art Workshop Tutor.
    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.  2012/2013.
  • Guest Speaker: Making Pictures Manchester 2012.
    Topic: ‘Networking for Artists’.
    At the invitation of the Fine Art Trade Guild.
  • Art Exhibitor & Demonstrator: St Annes Arts and Music Festival. Lancashire.  2012. 
  • Art Workshop Tutor: BBC Radio Merseyside.
    ‘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.  July 2012. 
  • Art Workshop Tutor: Leisure Painter and The Artist Magazines.  Ribby Hall Village, Lancashire.
    Topic: Demonstrating Derwent’s Artbar Range.  July 2012.
  • Guest Speaker: Spring Fair International. NEC, Birmingham. 2012.
    Topic: ‘My Life in Art’.  At the invitation of Fine Art Trade Guild. February 2012.
  •  Art Tutor: ‘St Anne’s YMCA Art Group’ 2011/2012.
  • ‘Artist in Residence’; BBC Radio Lancashire.
    Running regular Art Workshops.
    Interviewed ‘live on air’ on during the workshops 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/ Demonstrator.  BBC Masterclass at BBC Radio Lancashire.
    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.  28th October 2011. 
  • Guest Speaker: International Clubfoot Conference. Manchester.  Nov 2008.
    Topic: ‘Health Promotion, the role of medical art today’.

 

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.