‘Summer… A Patchwork of Dreams’
A solo exhibition by Ann Pollard
Thursday 1st July – Saturday 31st July 2021
“The gentle lap of the waves and soft breeze of the evening after a hot day. Smells of rain on the warm path mingled with Jasmine. Chinking glasses and voices from the café and the coffee… The way things that you eat every day seem to taste better when you are far from home….The dreaming of travels to warm places. Memories and the “feel” of the market place. …the pretending and blending in with the culture and dabbling in the language. The plenty, the happiness and the marvel of summer in a garden …somewhere”
Ann Pollard’s painting is driven by the medium and a lifelong love of working with paint. Her aim is to achieve spontaneous and exciting effects which have something in common with nature. This accidental approach is borne of confidence, experimentation and an Oriental approach to the subject. Her preferred medium is Oil but she also works in Acrylics and mixed Media producing a range of Contemporary Visual Experiences with a sense of fun. Texture and Harmony feature strongly in her landscape images. Ann spent much of her youth in South Africa and now works from her studio in the Nottinghamshire countryside.
Ann has worked as a Professional Artist for the past twenty years. Teaching painting and crafts for Derbyshire County council. She opened her own studio in Derbyshire where she exhibited and taught painting between 2004 and 2012. Ann has held multiple successful exhibitions and sells her work internationally. More recently her work can be found in independent Galleries throughout the UK.
Ann was also a contestant on Home is Where the Art is a BBC 1 reality programme where Nick Knowles challenges a trio of talented artists to create beautiful artwork for people they’ve never met as they compete to win a commission.
Oil on Canvas
Reflections of Venice
Oil on Canvas
76cm x 76cm (unframed)
Big in Japan
Palace Gardens I Marrakesh
Palace Gardens II Marrakesh
In Pursuit of Love
In Search of Love – Spain
Little Haven – Veneto Italy
All About Yves (Marjorelle) Marrakesh
6 Stodman Street
Newark on Trent
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