Anne Armstrong

Anne was born and raised in the goldfields of Western Australia, and lived in Ireland and Canberra before finally making her home in Brisbane.   She has always been driven to create.

A variety of subject matter, mediums and techniques are used.  She works in pen, pencil, watercolour inks and acrylics, enjoys experimenting and will combine mediums (eg wax crayons and watercolour inks) to get the particular effect she is wanting.  Sometimes her work is black and white and other times bright colour, sometimes the defined exacting detail of architecture and other times the freedom of landscapes and contemporary scenes.

She is fascinated by shapes, textured effects, light and shadows and colour.  Nature – especially clouds, trees, flowers, rolling hills, lush tropical gardens  and the bush of Western Australia, have always been a rich source of inspiration.  Because of her love of shapes, she is also constantly seduced by the detail of Qld architecture with its many shapes, shadows and wooden trims.

Beauty (even dark beauty) in any form inspires her.  It is important to her that her paintings also have some sort of ‘life’ connection – she wants her paintings to uplift rather than depress, especially as the world situation seems to grower darker and more depressing.  Because beauty can be found in the most unlikely of places and is not easily categorised, to be able to express something of the emotion that it evokes on canvas and share it with others is a constant challenge.