Artwork title: Cwm Bychan | Artwork media: Pen & Watercolour | Artwork dimensions: 550mm x 320mm
Anne Bonner is a member of several Art Societies including the Wirral Society of Art and the Grosvenor Art Society, Chester. In 2006 Anne was awarded Membership of the British Watercolour Society.
Initially following a career in Science, I gained an HNC in Analytical Biology and BSc Hons. Degree in Biology from the University of Sussex. I worked as a Clinical Biochemist and a Science teacher before committing myself to my lifelong love of Art.
My work is mainly in watercolour or pen & watercolour. Drawing and painting are equally important to me. Combining the two techniques suits my inclination to draw and provides an underlying structure to the paintings which can be more loosely concluded with a limited palette of watercolour washes.
I am inspired by the natural world and all that grows. I paint mostly flowers and landscapes. The landscapes of North Wales have a particular significance as I have family connections there and spend many walking holidays in that region.
I have exhibited widely in the North of England and North Wales and have taken part in Cheshire Open Studios and Helfa Gelf. I recently published a book about painting flowers in watercolour and was a featured artist in the Welsh Border Life magazine in February 2014.
Some galleries where my work has been shown:
- Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead
- Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
- Oriel Theatre Clwyd, Mold
- Grosvenor Museum and Art Gallery, Chester
- Booth Mansion Gallery, Chester
- Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
- Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog.