Grand Palais, Porte C- Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Paris 75008
Ann is represented by Italian Agent, Paola trevisan International, stand D3.
Open every day from 11h to 20h
Consult website for precise hours or tickets. www.artcapital.com
Galerie Modern' Art, 9 Rue du Vieux Versailles, Versailles, France
Expo solo of Ann's recent work, celebrating her 23 years in France. She will present alongside some bigger works, new small works 23x30cm with her favourite views and places in France. wild prairies, gardens and flower presentations which exudes her emotive feeling with the character of French culture and its flamboyant, romantic and charming influence on her unique work.
Vernissage takes place on Friday 6th December 2019 from 18h. Please send me an email with your address if you would like a personal invitation card with decorated envelope and sticker as a souvenir.
Here is your chance to join my V.I.P email list. You will be first to know of what is happening in my art studio. I am excited about this and would love you to be part of this exclusive list. Expect about one newsletter a month and I will be sending on your way special offers,event invitations and other amazing surprises.
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Carrousel du Louvre, Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France
I shall be exhibiting with an artist, Leena Blom, a friend and talented artist
from the Netherlands.
She will present her exquisite sculptures alongside my art inspired by Japanese gardens in autumn.
You can view a selection of my art that will be presented here on the Artistes Cotés website, online for sale, here is a chance to make your reservation or advanced purchase: dunbar.guidarts.com
click on "Galerie top 10 "
STAND NO : B37
We welcome you to come and visit us at our huge stand- 9m2.
I will grace the walls with a selection embroidered watercolours,in various formats which all have the common theme of " yellow maples or pine in autumn". Yellow, one of my favourite colours which signify positiveness, happiness and good, energetic vibrations.
"My art is a history of faraway places, its a passion, an emotion, a record of positive moments in those wild areas we seek for contemplation and serenity. we need to stay connected to nature because we are a part of it. I wish to bring awareness of the fragility and beauty of our wild landscape and instil feelings of exultation, gratification and appreciation of what is so easily taken for granted'
Leena will animate the floor space with marvels of sculptures and fine jewellery pieces in bronze.
"To cast in bronze is forever! An ethereal image becomes lasting and able to withstand the elements. With these qualities, I aim to show my subjects in a new light: their hidden power or strength is quietly displayed.
The lost wax sculptures are inspired by the relationship between strength and beauty found in animals and humankind"
Bastille Design Center, Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, Paris, France
This is the first prestigious event organised by Art&Design Magazine and LMH Concept Events, Paris. There will be two private viewings on Sunday 17th March 18h30 to 22h30 and on Monday 18th March from 17h30 to 21h30 , please note by invitation only.
Open to the public on Monday 19th March from 11h to 17h00
One of my recent pieces called Inspiration Estivale 100x120cm will be available. Embroidery, acrylic, gold leaf, ink and water colour, marouflaged onto canvas and varnished with mat UVA protective archival spray.
Salle George Pompidou, 65 Grand Rue ,91360 Épinay-sur-Orge, France
I will be presenting ten embroidered paintings with the theme of the sea (above and below)
Opening hours: 14h00 - 18h00
Vernissage Saturday 16 february 2019 at 11H30
Dear friends and fans , I am ready for some amazing art projects in 2019. What a buzz!!!- the year starts with a bang and my art is showcased in a luxury magazine published this January in the UK.
It is magic working with threads, they take on a new perspective when worked in any fashion, but with embroidering, some extra special is happening! Not only are we creating something beautiful made by hand from imagination, but we are also participating in historic traditions tens of thousands of years old. You are not only creating art for your soul and for your future generations, you are embodying the work of our ancestors.. How humbling it is to learn that an embroidered artwork is made with love, passion, patience and persistence and the final result will be for an enduring and eternal pleasure to keep hold on for future generations too. Look at this article which appears in the double issue "The Art of Design and The Art of Luxury" magazine which describes why I think embroidery empowers and adds value to my water colours - its my "why" and "what for", as well as "where" I look for inspiration. These thoughts keep me working and feeling appreciative,even with all the effort involved. Its worthwhile.
You will be able to view for real some examples of my embroidered art at G&C Art Gallery in Kent. the address and contact can be seen in the article belowThe G&C Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
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Chateau Seigneurial de Villemomble-Le Raincy
This is a high quality salon with a diversity of techniques and genres of art to suit all tastes. I will be presenting four new works based on the theme of "Rose Gardens".
Opening times: Vernissage Friday 25 january from 18h00 to 21h00
Days of opening times: Closed on Monday, Weekdays from 14h to 17h00. Week-end 10h00 to 17h00 without interruption.
For a long while I having been using exclusively water colour as the main medium for the background to ally with embroidery. Now I have incorporated other media to my embroidery with exciting effects. A good example of this is laying an area on the paper with gold leaf which is subsequently washed over with a strong coloured ink and then varnished before a motif is embroidered in metal thread on top. I have produced a series of this magical combination which was as a result of an inspirational visit to the ancient temples in Laos and Cambodia.
Another use of media media with embroidery on paper I have recently used successfully is to apply acrylic paint as a print or base for the purpose of a resist so that when a weak colour of water colour is laid over, the acrylic painted area shows through. I love using interference medium with water colour or ink to achieve more unusual opalescent surfaces and other optical colour effets are possible. If you wish to see the results of my experimental work, go to my new Facebook page where I shall be posting these new ideas.
The link of my new Facebook page where soon I will have fresh ideas and how they are developed and how I have enhanced them with embroidery. Like my page to learn more and hope you will be inspired by my techniques.
The upcoming event taking place at Galerie Art'& Miss, 14 rue Sainte Anastase, Paris 75003,, opens on 1st December. I am very excited as this project is a collaboration with another award winning artist from Australia: Olivia Alexander. It has taken a year to prepare the exquisite works to grace the walls of this charming gallery, only a few metres away from musée Picasso.
We are going to make the gallery come alive with our different expressions in the use of mixed media, inspired by the beautiful coastlines of Australia. After having spent some time in NSW and SW of Sydney, I can assure you that they are the most natural, well preserved coastlines I have ever seen. The crystal azure water and erosive marks sculpted on the rocky shores are stunning. I was particulaly attracted to the rockpools and the variety of shells.
I met Olivia three years ago,through an Italian curator we work with because she loved to exhibit in France, I suggested to join various salons and then the idea of working on a theme close to our hearts came to surface. Olivia, like myself, is inspired by the natural wildness of landscape, untouched by man.She does not paint realism but rather an expression of what she sees and feels whilst observing the scene. The extensive variety of formes,textures, pattern,colours and rhythms, all play a role in stimulating her technique of layering experimental mixed media.My work, however, is more classical and romantic in manner and the embroidery expresses the movement, relief and textures in my compositions. Our work combines together in a well suited and unified way by the unusual effects obtained with our materials.
We have various publications from international magazines (see enclosed with this blog)
Our work in this exhibition ties up with the issues of the fragile envoronment we live in: rising sea levels, global warming, pollution etc, hot topics which hit Paris this moment with the COP21 debate. We wish to raise awareness of the fragility and beauty of our marine world.
During the week, we have many exciting artistic and cultural events.
Open every day from 11h to 19h
Tuesday 1st December: Press evening
Thursday 3rd December: Grand Opening from 18h
As artists, we have the responsibility to show to the world the windows of our soul and to transmit through our style and technique, what we feel and see. We work night and day with form, colour, texture, line and perspective with the intention of stirring an emotion, personal reponses to our experiences and to build a legacy of art which will go down in the history of time. Our paintings are a record of our time, our lives, our world as humans and of the universe. Seeing art this way, makes you feel humble and accountable. But that which elevates our spirit, that which builds our culture and develops and refines our thoughts can be a common bond towards a better understanding of ourselves. Art transcends the everyday and leads us into the future with a treasury of humanity.
May and June of 2015, I have acquired five art international awards, see list below, that I feel that I have touched many souls and that I am truly blessed to be so honoured.
1.Encouragement prize awarded by the Institute European of Contemporary art, France April 2015
2. Pierre Paul Rubens International art Award of high recognition, Italie in Arte, Lecce Italie, June 2015
3. Finalist of the online "Healing power of art "competition represented by Mahattan Art International, New York. www.mahattanarts.com
4. Imperial Rome, international art prize, Rome May 2015
5; Art Critic Award, Italian art ctitic, Salavatore Russo, June 2015
My search and cultivation for beauty is the object of my being an artist.Since I was twelve years old, I knew, I was destined to become an artist. it did not happen straight away, it was a testing time full of trails and errors. It is with research and incessant aesthetic striving which had driven me to try different modes of expression and to seek new influences to adapt to my style and signature.The stimulas of a new vista, a new experience, new possibilities and experiment is vital for the nourishment of new ideas. However well known a theme or subject to paint may be, an artist has the power to re-energize and re-vitalise any source of imagery and place his or her own stamp or branding, if you like. It is said by the great artist an philospher, Roerich," A man whose heart and eyes are closed to beauty can never be a great reformer, and his words will never live as a great relevation"
Thank you to all my followers, my visitors, the artmajeur team and to everyone who has admired my work., I am so happy to receive the Artmajeur silver award on 2nd April 2015.
This year has been very busy indeed. An artist's life requires a great deal of organisation:
1: Planning art exhibitions and future shows
2: Creation of new works
3 Preparing catalogues, photographing works and listing in albums
4: Up-dating blogs, websites, repyling to emails, writing statements, organising paper work, subscribing to associations, applying for competitions and magazine articles
5 Attending vernissages, networking and curating or collaborating with other artists
This is just the tip of the iceburg. I have not mentioned the numerous hours of research on the internet, marketing and promotional activities.
I really enjoy doing all of this. From one day to the next, there is something different to tackle. Some tasks are quite repetitive, others quite challenging or new. Whatever, there are always our followers and admirers who cheer you on. To you all, wherever you are, a big hug for your support.
This summer I visited the famous Monet's garden in Giverny. It is the first time that I saw it in all its glory in the height of summer. The wild mix of colours and textures was mind blowing.What is the magic of a garden which draws thousands of people to visit? Not just the fame of Monet's painting! We want to be part of the piece of paradise he created, his sanctuary, his place of inspiration, his vision of beauty. At first glance, you see the pink house shrouded in leafy creepers, then looking all around, the array of arbours, rose columns, geranium islands and plots of perrenials and par-terres overflowering with annuals in gay abandon. You are overwhelmed by the profusion of colour, however a plan is evident. This a place for every theme or mood.Elongated groupings of cosmos with roses, mingled with a drift of oriental poppies. The impact is powerful and breath taking. There is a white garden, an English border, formal plots and archways leading you to amazing vistas, lavender- lined walks taking you to flamboyant planted islands. You cannot help having an upbeat feeling and you want to paint the scene straight away I knew then, I would devote an entire exhibition transmitting my reponse to this magnificient garden into my own work and technique.I could feel Monet's soul and I sensed the spirit of his painting : I use the same principle of colour mixing with embroidery. With this exhibition, I will express my elated feeling of happiness and transcedental emotions of almost being in dream , whilst witnessing the magical garden of Monet., hence "jardins des rêves".
Solo Exhibition at GALERIE ARTES, 11 rue Frédéric Sauton, Paris 75005
8-14 DECEMBER 2014, Open every day from 11h to 19h. Vernissage; Tuesday 9th December 2014 from 18h to 21h Free Entrance and curated by artist Ann Dunbar
From September 10th, I will be officially a member of the Who's who art club international group. I am looking forward to taking part in their event of the "rentrée" in Paris, at the prestigious "Galerie Etienne de Causans". I will presenting a panoramic dyptyque in the first week of its launch from October 8th to October 11th, (the vernissage takes place in the evening of the 7th from 18h till 22h.) If you would like to meet me and see my paintings, I will be delighted to send you a personalised invitation to the opening, just send me a PM with your email address. Now a little information about the story of my dyptyque:-
I had the fortune of visiting the most beautiful coastline on the SW part of California some time ago. I remember as if it was yesterday, my paintings bring back my emotional response to its wild beauty. It was the ruggedness of the rocks and the crashing waves against them which struck me, but most of all I was mesmerised by the cliff-side clothed in a carpet of bronze and pink. It was the effect of a succulent flower creeper, which I have never seen before but it took my breath away and I wanted to stay there forever. The panorama I created from this scene is one of my favorite pieces even though the compostion and detail took some time to resolve. When I think of it, all artists sometimes have doubts of the outcome of their efforts. On several occasions the result can be disasterous: colour too strong, or not enough contrast. The lesson here is never give up!!!!! , keep calm, put the painting away in a cupboard and come back to it later. It is very often the case that it can end up a master piece. This is what happened to this particular painting. The actual composition and layout was balanced, the detail correctly applied but there was something missing.With fresh eyes and bold strokes of paint and other materials, the painting was transformed. It has impact. I am thrilled with the overall result: the colours fresh and luminious -you feel as if you are actually witnessing the sunset, you even sense the movement of the gulls as they sweep across the rose- coloured sky. The depth and textural detail is engaging too, looking three dimensional, so much so, you can imagine the softness under your feet.
SAM 2014 Salon des artistes Membres et amis de Whos who Art Club international. Ann's dyptyque sunset sublime 1 and 2 is exhibited at Galerie Etienne de Causans,25 rue de Seine, Paris 75006 from October 8th to 11th 2014. Opening hours are 11h to 13h and 14h30 to 19h, closed on Sunday.
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