Fine Art & Illustration

Anne works in the creative arts as an artist, medical illustrator, designer and writer from her home studio on the Lancashire coast in the UK. She works with both traditional and digital media. Below is a selection of artwork.

Fine Art & Illustration

Anne works in the creative arts as an artist, medical illustrator, designer and writer from her home studio on the Lancashire coast in the UK. She works with both traditional and digital media. Below is a selection of artwork.

Avian Art
Owl Skull; acrylic painting.
Owl Skull; acrylic painting.
Peacock painting in watercolour.
Peacock painting in watercolour.
Peacock painting in watercolour.
Peacock painting in watercolour.
Acrylic (L) & Watercolour (R)
Acrylic (L) & Watercolour (R)
Botanical Art
Foxglove plant, Watercolour painting,
Foxglove plant, Watercolour painting,
Foxglove plant, Watercolour painting,
Foxglove plant, Watercolour painting,
Botanical Gardens, Singapore. 2022.
Botanical Gardens, Singapore. 2022.
Equine Art
Anne's lifelong love of horses grew even more after owning a retired polo pony and also retraining a Thoroughbred horse off the Nairobi Racetrack in Kenya (many years ago!).  Over the years Anne has remainted determined to help support equine charities such as the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre (TRC) in the Northwest and World Horse Welfare's Penny Farm near Blackpool.
Foal; charcoal and pastel.
Foal; charcoal and pastel.
'Andalusian Perfection'; #derwentcharcoal
'Andalusian Perfection'; #derwentcharcoal
Charcoal drawing (commission). #derwentcharcoal
Charcoal drawing (commission). #derwentcharcoal
'The Grey': Watercolour painting.
'The Grey': Watercolour painting.
Illustration in watercolour.
Illustration in watercolour.
Watercolour painting donated to TRC.
Watercolour painting donated to TRC.
Charcoal drawing (commission). #derwentcharcoal
Charcoal drawing (commission). #derwentcharcoal
'Escaping the storm', oil on canvas.   #michaelhardingoils
'Escaping the storm', oil on canvas. #michaelhardingoils
Oil painting. #michaelhardingoils
Oil painting. #michaelhardingoils
Pet Portraits
Anne always looks for the character in her pet portraits...easy with these two who were her own family dogs!
Watercolour painting.
Watercolour painting.
Watercolour painting.
Watercolour painting.
Portraits and Figurative Art
Portraits are done from one or more 'portrait sittings' at which Anne sketches her subject, takes photographs and discusses options for the pose including background elements.  A selection of portraits below; oil on canvas and charcoal drawings.
Private commission.  #michaelhardingoils
Private commission. #michaelhardingoils
.Portrait of Albia'.  #bbcpresenter #derwentcharcoal
.Portrait of Albia'. #bbcpresenter #derwentcharcoal
Private commission for charity. #derwentpencils
Private commission for charity. #derwentpencils
Private commission for charity. #derwentpencils
Private commission for charity. #derwentpencils
Teaching portrait art at BBC Radio Merseyside.  2012.
Teaching portrait art at BBC Radio Merseyside. 2012.
Teaching portraiture BBC Radio Merseyside.
Teaching portraiture BBC Radio Merseyside.
Private commission. #michaelhardingoils
Private commission. #michaelhardingoils
Teaching portrait painting. 2011.
Teaching portrait painting. 2011.
Teaching BBC Masterclass on portraiture.
Teaching BBC Masterclass on portraiture.
Wildlife Art
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Anne considers herself fortunate to have spent over 11 years living in Kenya from her early teens.  She later lived in Saudi Arabia and South Africa before settling back in the UK with her Lancastrian husband.  With the kids 'all grown up' Anne and Bob have more time to enjoy travelling themselves, in-between Anne's 'art journeys', teaching art on specialist art holidays and on cruise ships. However, it was during these early days in Kenya that Anne was first inspired to create artwork to help promote wildlife conservation and support wildlife charities, something she continues to do, where possible. She is a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation, based in Canada and a Founder Member, Inaugural Chairman and Honorary Life Member of the Association of Animal Artists, based in the UK. 
'Cheetah Cubs'; watercolour, 2019
'Cheetah Cubs'; watercolour, 2019
Artists for Conservation. 2016.
Artists for Conservation. 2016.
Interview by Jackson's Art Supplies.  2015.
Interview by Jackson's Art Supplies. 2015.
With Simon Trapnell, Nature In Art. 2015.
With Simon Trapnell, Nature In Art. 2015.
Filming Anne for Jacksons Art Supplies Video. 2015.
Filming Anne for Jacksons Art Supplies Video. 2015.
Ol Pejeta Art Auction 2014 - sold! #wildlifeconservation
Ol Pejeta Art Auction 2014 - sold! #wildlifeconservation
Article Leisure Painter Magazine 2014.
Article Leisure Painter Magazine 2014.
Teaching Animal and Wildlife art at magazine workshop.
Teaching Animal and Wildlife art at magazine workshop.
Teaching Gilly to paint elephants! 2011.
Teaching Gilly to paint elephants! 2011.
Fine Art Trade Guild Awards, London, 2011.
Fine Art Trade Guild Awards, London, 2011.
Oil on canvas; #michaelhardingoils
Oil on canvas; #michaelhardingoils
2011
2011
2011
2011
Anne (centre), Aberdare National Park, Kenya.  1970's.
Anne (centre), Aberdare National Park, Kenya. 1970's.
Landscape Art

Landscape drawing (plein-air) Iceland & Greenland. 2019.
Landscape drawing (plein-air) Iceland & Greenland. 2019.
Plein-air drawing off the coast of Norway.  Summer 2015.
Plein-air drawing off the coast of Norway. Summer 2015.

Drawing and painting plein-air in Prince Christian Sound, Greenland. 2019.  #fredolsencruiselines  #joyofthejourney

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