Ann Dunbar is an award winning artist, born and educated in UK, now living and working in France full time on her art. She has developed an original style and technique through many years of experimentation. She discovered her voice and original expression with the distinctive marrying of two techniques: water colour media on paper together with the enchantment of intricate embroidery, hence adding three dimensional textures and exciting details to her compositions inspired by "la dame nature".
Born in Hampshire, England, Ann was encouraged by her parents and teachers to pursue her artistic ability as young as thirteen. She was offered a place at Art college after her schooling but she was advised by her parents to obtain a teachers diploma, which she finalised in 1975. Also at that time, she won first prize at a competition in Streatham, London, then she attended West Surrey college of Art from 1975-78. Ann taught in schools and colleges for sixteen years before she worked as an a... Read More
Ann was elevated to the rank of "Officer" awarded from the Mondial Art Academie ,France
Ann was invited honoured guest, Invitée d'honneur" at the Salon Chouzy Sur Cisse July 2018
Ann received her International quotation at the sale of "Hiding Place" VAE at Drouot Hotel organised by MOLA October 2017
A diigraphie copy has entered into the archives of the Museum of Living Arts, Paris www.mola.org
The "Three Hens" has been acquired and is part of the permanent collcetion of the European Art Museum, Denmark
Ann was awarded the "second chance award" Palm Art, Germany, December 2017
In June 2017, Ann was awarded the Silver Medal from Arts-Science-Lettres, Paris
Ann has been awarded the " Palm Art Award, recognition Prize", Art Domain Group, Germany, December 2016
Ann was awarded the "Gold medal" from the jury of Artcomexpo, ( jury from Brazil, Italy and Norway) for her artwork exhibited at Cannes Art Shopping, December 2016.
In the first Salon "Palette" in Egly, Ann received the "Coeur d'Essonne Agglomération" prize for her artwork, November 2016
Ann was awarded the "Palme d'Ore" at the first Biennale of Art in Monaco for her artwork, "Marine Magnificence" September 2016, from Artexpo Gallery, Italy.
Ann acquired "Gold Medal" at the International Exhibition in the Brazilian Embassy in Oslo, Norway , September 2016
Ann acquired "Bronze medal from Artcomexpo International (Norway), at the exhibition "Artists across continents" at Nordfjoreid, Norway ,August 2016
In July 2015, Ann was awarded the Grand Prize " Art,Nature,Art&Design Expo" for her two works of Giverny in Summer, from the Association "Accademia Internationale Gentilizia Il Marzocco di Firenze, Italy.
Ann was awarded the International Art Award " Imperial Rome " and Art Critic's award bu Salvatore Russo, Italy 2015.
In Florence, Ann's artwork of Provence was exhibited and awarded the Prize of high recognition" Rubens,from the Association "Italia-in-Arte., Lecce, Italie July 2015
Ann was awarded the "Chevalier Académicienne" of Mondial Art Academia 2014
At the 68th salon of Artistes des Hurepoix , Ann was awarded the "Cultura Prize" 2014
Ann has been awarded the title"Grand Académician International des Académies Greci-Marino Del Verbano, under the patronage of rthe delegated President in France,Dominique Le Magoarou, 2014
20th December 2013, Ann was awarded with a silver medal in the Senate of Paris from the President Mr J.P.de Bernis of the "Académie International du Mérite et Dévouement Français".
XIV edition of "Salento Porta d'Oriente" International art prize of high Recognition "Appolo" Award. Honorary member of Association Italia- in-arte 2013-2014 Special Human Right Awards" Sir francis of Assisi.
Public Prize Award at the International Ehibition "Little Treasures", Gallery Marchi, Bologna, Italy 2013 Poala Trevisan Event.
Grand Town Prize of Manom (Torraine) France "Toile sur Toile" concours.
Diploma and pewter medal from Arts, Science & Lettres Association in Paris 2012
First Prize from the Jury at Galerie Thuillier, Paris 2012
Diploma of Honour for remarkable work presented in the Salon France-Japan in Amagasaki & Okinawa Japan. 2012
2nd Prize Award at the salon International Nauartis, Gubbio, Italy. 2012
National Assembly of Paris Medal at the 22th Salon at Linas, near Paris, France
Michael Angelo trophy of high recognition awarded from Italia in arte 2011
Diploma of Honour for the quality of work presented at China House in Phom Phen, Cambodia 2010.
Diploma and bronze medal presented by Association Arts, Science & Lettres Paris 2010
Ann participation in Poala Trevisan events in Italy.
Sha was awarded the public prize in 2013 at the Galeria di Marchi in Bologna
Ann is attracting acclaim in France with her unusual technique of free embroidery on her own water colours. Ann has always enjoyed mixing differentt art techniques ,at art college she combined five techniques of embroidery with painting on silk. The results were stunning and took months to complete. However in the process, she discovered that she could sew freely by machine onto rag paper and with lots of patience and research, she found the right type of paper for the process. Reels of thread, mostly in silk,are applied layer by layer until the correct density of volume gives the subject a 3D effect. Ann, a predominately landscape/wildlife artist has a way of not only creating and presenting a lovely painting but possesses the ability to reach into one's soul and awaken the unconsious love of beauty that leis within us.
Her favourite flowers are roses and poppies and are often featured in her collections. Just as a drift sweeping across a field or mixed with other plants will provide a luminous effect.Embroidery itself is a provactive statementof charm and Ann's idea of combining it with the transparent washes of water colour brings out a vividness and lifelike quality.