Anna Bergin

Email: annahazelbergin@gmail.com

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A landscape at midday, oil paint on primed card, 24 x 16 cm

Autumn Landscape, conte crayon on paper, 30.5 x 23 cm

The riverbank, pastel on paper, 42 x 30 cm

View of a river from a bridge, pencil and charcoal on paper, 24.5 x 17 cm

The path at Kirklauchline, oil paint on primed card, 24 x 16 cm


Statement

When I’m working I try to capture an impression of the natural world rather than a description of it. For me, the beauty and excitement of the landscape as a subject is in finding a way to respond to an environment which can change rapidly. The same location will suggest a different approach depending on changes of light, weather, and my own mood at the time.
In the studio I work with those initial impressions, developing them through drawing and painting.

Part of my practice is to study within the galleries in Edinburgh and make drawings from the collections. The process of drawing from a painting helps me to slow down the way I look at it and to understand the stages of making which the artist progressed through. Those drawings often inform works I make in the studio later.

Biography

Anna studied art firstly in Perthshire at the University of Highlands and Islands before qualifying with a BA Honours degree from Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and an MA level Diploma from the Royal Drawing School in London.
Based in Edinburgh, she divides her time between Meoul on the south west coast of Scotland and the capital.