About Ann Richmond.
Hello & thanks for stopping by. I want to tell you something of the way I work and what drives me to paint. It’s been a real journey of self-discovery, as my style has evolved over the past few years. At first, when I lost access to a kiln and had to break from sculpture, my style was non-existent! With every work, I was trying new things to see what worked – and what didn’t…
So, I did a lot of pen-work. Then pen & ink. Watercolours. Anything really, in search of a ‘look’ I could claim my own; an expression of what I saw in my mind’s eye. Things started to come together for me when I began using acrylics: their bright, vivid colours and versatility were the key I’d been looking for. It all started when I was thinking about painting a ‘Purple Hare’ and thought, ‘Why not?’
Things then took another turn when fluid, whirling patterns began appearing in my subjects. When I found myself lost in these whirls of colour, it was a thrilling development. Since then, I’ve taken to calling this my ‘Van Gogh’ moment, for reasons that become clear when you see some of his later work.