Anne Russell

Website: http://www.perthshireopenstudios.com/portfolio/anne-russell

Email: anne8russell@gmail.com

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'Brough of Birsay, sunset' - etching - 50x50cm

'Magnolia Stellata' - etching - 26x25cm

'sand dollars' - etching - 48x31cm

'The Old Man' - etching 16x10cm

'Stacks' - Monotype 50 x 70cm


Statement

I use land and sea as inspiration for my prints, with emphasis on the sky which, is fundamental in creating the 'mood' within my work.
I have developed 'wash' patterns in the sky which, originated through my woodcuts and, gradually became more subtle while experimenting with safer etching mediums.
Like many artists, my interests are diverse but, my work is primarily sea and landscapes of the Scottish coast.

Biography

Anne Russell was born in Orkney, (1961).
Graduated from Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, BA Hons Fine Art 1986 followed by Postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art 1987.
She is a Professional Member of the SSA, a member of the Aberdeen Artists Society, exhibiting with them both regularly.
Anne worked as Printmaking Technician at the former Dundee Printmakers Workshop and Seagate Gallery and then the Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio, editioning and delivering etching, lithography and relief printing courses.
In 1993 she visited Würzburg, Germany, representing Dundee Artists attending a cultural event hosted by Dundee's twin city, meeting artists and giving etching demonstrations throughout the event.
Anne has been involved with a variety of other art-related projects including Drawing and Painting Tutor for Perthshire community based arts group C.A.C.E., Edinburgh International Book Festival, childrens printmaking workshops,Visions and Voices lll, Hearing Voices Conference, Dundee and worked for NHS Tayside in mental health support for 6 years before returning to printmaking full time in 2010.