Photo: Annie Ward in Lyme Regis, South West

Annie Ward

Artist, Maker

I graduated from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design in 2004 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art. As a multidisciplinary artist, my work is always concept led and revolves around research into both local and family history. I am fascinated by objects, people and places which might otherwise be ignored or overlooked. I use heavyweight cotton rag paper as a support for my paintings - employing strong lines and distorted perspective to reference the illusive nature of personal memory. I studied ceramics earlier in life and this is reflected in the manipulation of the painted surface, building paint layer by layer before scratching back and reworking. My sculptural pieces and installations are also paper based, using recycled books or specialist paper to create a broad spectrum of work from paper hats, which celebrate the lives of individuals, to larger installations created from cast paper or single edition artist's books. read full statement

Location Lyme Regis, South West
Activities Participatory projects, Private commissions
Artforms Book Works, Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags paper, paper casting, history, memory, narrative, still life, feminism, Domestic, painting, drawing