CALGARY, AB | A jeweller and graphic artist, Anne grew up and was educated in the United Kingdom, obtaining a degree in graphic design from Kingston upon Thames College of Art in London. Anne started exploring with jewellery after moving with her family to Calgary. Her training as a designer influences every aspect of her work.
In jewellery, Anne seeks to produce raw, dramatic, organic shapes often including narrative elements including themes of love and humor. Hand-made and forged, Anne's creations are a combination of sterling silver, copper and brass.
Meet the Artist
My training as a designer influences every aspect of my work. In my jewellery I seek to produce raw, dramatic, organic shapes. My work often has a narrative element and much of it is influenced by my love of nature. Love itself is also a constant theme as is humour. I work with sterling silver and various semi precious stones, pearls and found objects. All the silver elements are hand made and forged. I like to maintain a primitive, homemade feeling to my pieces; to see my “fingerprints” on my work. My aim is always to make people smile when they see my work; for it to make them happy.
In my painting I am interested in depicting my response to a scene rather than merely the scene itself, or as Wordsworth put it; “emotion recollected in tranquillity”. I am drawn to strong shapes, colours and patterns in the world around me. I want to create a feeling of immediacy and a sense of passion and involvement. My painting process is spontaneous and intuitive and I often work without a destination in mind. I merge my interest in pattern and strong design elements to create images that satisfy and have weight. I use colour and intensity to create dynamics. A painting is complete when I get a sense of balance and the eye can travel around the canvas and be drawn into it without the traditional vanishing point to create depth.