Anne Corless has been a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild since 2009.
“I joined the Guild to learn more about the world of fine art. It was not long before I realised how interconnected all the disciplines are in this industry. Whether you are creating artwork (including fine art photography) on commission or for a sales opportunity (exhibitions/ galleries/ shops) the work mostly needs framing…and art supplies have to be bought and prints made…..all to recognised standards, which is where the Fine Art Trade Guild comes in. The recent introduction by the Guild of the Original Art Register helps protect and promote my artwork and the ArtSure scheme guarantees the quality of my prints. By networking with others in this industry I have learnt so much and it helped me develop my working practice and find opportunities. So glad I found the Guild!”
Above: Anne exhibiting artwork at the Art and Framing Convention UK 2013 in London.
Anne is Chair of the Fine Art Committee (2012 to present) and a past NW Branch Master (2012 to 2015).
“We (Fine Art Committee) officially meet in London four times a year…but with so much going on we actually work quite closely by email, social media messaging and phone calls. We also enjoy meeting up at events such as the annual Art and Framing Convention UK, with the Preview of the Guild Artists Exhibition and at the Guild Gallery when the exhibition moves to London.”
Fine Art Committee: Jorge Aguilar-Agon, Anne Corless, Peter Hayton, Karen Hollis, Gordon King, Ian Morris and Colin Ruffell.
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Above: Seen here are some of the Fine Art Committee in Sept 2016 (from L to R): Guest to the meeting Chris Orme (North West Branch Master), Karen Hollis, Anne Corless, Colin Ruffell, Gordon King and Louise Hay (MD FATG).
Anne Corless registers her original artwork with the Original Art Register and her prints (limited and open edition) are registered with ArtSure. Both schemes are run by the Fine Art Trade Guild.
My latest article, on Wildlife art, features in the June 2016 issue of Art + Framing Today, published by the Fine Art Trade Guild. Thank you to the artists who so generously shared their images and comments with me for the article: Julie Cross, @jenoldknow , @denman_artist , Pollyanna Pickering and @karen_laurence_rowe_art . Here is the link: http://www.fineart.co.uk/the-wild-bunch.aspx #animals #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeart #wildlife #wildlifeartist #wildlifeartists