Anne has been fascinated by how powerful the visual image is to us as human beings.
This, and the way that communication in relationships impacts on our lives, has been
the inspiration for her creative work,
Her paintings are vibrant and complex. They have stories based on metaphor, utilising
symbols which are commonly understood, such as staircases and telegraph poles,
rivers, boats and shadows. There are always figures in her paintings, allowing a story
to be woven. These are all about traveling on a pathway of communication and
Birds make a frequent appearance, being an ancient symbol for Godís presence.
Anneís spiritual life has been another journey of communication. She came to Quakers
Her interest in children and their development became more prominent when
she had grandchildren. Anne wrote and illustrated her first book for young children
about a dog and a cat and their attitudes and behaviours, the Quaker testimonies
Peace, Equality, Truth and Simplicity being the starting point for this book. She
found that much of what children learn when they are small often remains unchanged
into adulthood, sometimes holding them back from having fulfilling lives and
She returned to London in 2005 after 9 years in Australia and has continued to study
and work in teaching, art making and writing. More of Anneís books are in the
pipeline and she continues to love painting.
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