Anne Corless enjoys working in the creative arts; as an artist, illustrator and designer, as a specialist medical illustrator, a writer and as an art educator. With a love of the natural world Anne’s studio is full of drawings and paintings of people, animals, landscapes and seascapes, created in a variety of media from delicate pencil drawings, charcoal studies and intricate watercolours to vast oil paintings. Born in the UK, Anne spent her youth living around the world; in Nigeria, Australia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and South Africa before settling with Bob, her Lancastrian husband and their family in Lancashire.
Keen to help others develop their artistic skills, Anne enjoys sharing her love of art. She teaches art workshops on HF Holidays around the UK, at Higham Hall in the Lake District and at other venues throughout the year. Anne is also an experienced cruise ship art instructor, with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.
Over the years, Anne has been Artist in Residence at BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio Merseyside, Derwent’s “magical” Pencil Museum in the Lake District, Nature in Art in Gloucestershire and at Patchings Art Festival. She has given a BBC Arts Master Class on portrait painting to an invited audience live on air at BBC Radio Lancashire and has taught art workshops; for Derwent and Leisure Painter/ The Artist magazines.
A keen writer, Anne enjoys writing about the world of fine art for art magazines and blogs. With a keen interest in the ‘business side of art’ Anne has given talks for the Fine Art Trade Guild; at the Spring Fair International at the NEC, at Art and Framing Conventions and Making Pictures events. As she always says; “We are all on this artistic journey together!”
Anne enjoys being part of the Fine Art Committee (previously Chair for 5 years) of the Fine Art Trade Guild and was honoured to become a Fellow of the Guild Society of Artists. Anne also served as North West Branch Master of the Guild for 3 years. She is a founder member, former Chair for 4 years and Honorary Life Member of the Association of Animal Artists (UK), a Signature member of Artists for Conservation and a professional member of the Association of Illustrators (UK).
Anne also enjoys a career as a Registered Medical Illustrator and is on the Academy of Health Sciences Register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. With a background in nursing and midwifery (Registered Nurse/ Registered Midwife), a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Design (specialising in scientific and natural history illustration) and a post graduate qualification (MAA) in medical art she works with clients from around the world. Some of her medical artwork is available on licence from Wellcome Images; a medical picture library and the world’s leading source of images on medicine and its history. Anne is a professional member of the Medical Artists Association (UK) and the Association of Medical Illustrators (USA).