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Anne Sudworth

Anne SudworthAnne Sudworth is an English artist, internationally known for her magical trees and haunting moonlit landscapes. She has been drawing and painting since early childhood and started her career as a professional artist in 1993 when she presented her first exhibition “Visions and Views”. Many more exhibitions have followed, including the highly successful “Dreams and Whispers” show and “The Dark Side”. She has since exhibited widely and her work can now be found in many collections around the world including Germany, Australia, America, Russia, India, Japan, New Zealand, and the UK.

She is a self taught artist, always preferring to explore her own ideas and she has experimented with many different media including sculpture, oil, watercolour, clay and pen and ink. She now works mostly with pastel and charcoal.

Her dark, moody pastel paintings are deeply involved with nature and its more mystical aspects. This is probably most evident in her Earth Light Trees, an ongoing series of paintings which represents a central theme in her work. Moonlight is also a dominant feature, with the moon in various phases, providing an important part of the symbolism, which runs throughout her paintings. She is also well known for her depiction of many of Britain’s megalithic sites, incuding Avebury, Stonehenge, Wayland’s Smithy and Casltlerigg Stone Circle.

Her inspiration comes from many things including dreams, mysticism, nature, death, mythology and folklore. Her work has been described as visionary, mystical, gothic, fantastical and occasionally surreal and her strange, haunting works, particularly her moonlit scenes, have influenced many. Sudworth says of her art “Much of my work contains overtones of magic and ancient beliefs. I like to explore the idea that the earth has a darker, lesser known side, perhaps one of which our ancestors were more aware.”

In 2000 the first book on her work was published called “Enchanted World the art of Anne Sudworth”, now in its fourth print run. In 2007 a second book on her work was published called “Gothic Fantasies the Paintings of Anne Sudworth”. For more information visit her website.

Here are some examples of Anne’s work.

Gowrethrim


Gowrethrim

The Snow Tree


The Snow Tree

Breath of the Bright Fey


Breath of the Bright Fey

Whitby Abbey


Whitby Abbey

Earth Light Trees


Earth Light Trees

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