Taking the notion of the past informing the present, my practice is based around extensive historic and genealogical research into the domestic and working roles of women.
Primarily a painter, I also create works using textiles, found objects and handmade paper.
Working in series with materiality and repetition playing a significant part in the process, I am interested in the small and apparently trivial details of everyday life. Layering, distortion and erasure all play a key part in my work, referencing the deceptive nature of historic narrative.
CV & Education
Recent Solo Show :
2012/3 re:collection - Annie Ward Looking at the Overlooked, Lyme Regis Museum, DT7 3QA.
Recent Selected Exhibitions:
2016 - South West Academy Open, The Castle, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PU
2016 - Threads Contemporary Textiles Open, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, SP1 3UT.
2016 - 26th Millfield Summer Show, The Atkinson Gallery, BA16 OYD.
2016 - The Evolver Prize Exhibition, Black Swan Arts, Bridge St., Frome, BA11 1BB
2016 - THG Open 2016, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, EX1 1LX
2015 - Black Swan Arts Open 2015, Black Swan Arts, Bridge St., Frome, BA11 1BB
2015 - Wells Art Contemporary Awards, Wells & Mendip Museum, BA5 2UE.
2015 - South West Academy Open, St Stephens, High St., Exeter, EX4 3LN.
2015 - The Evolver Prize Exhibition, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, EX1 1LX.
2015 - The Marle Gallery Summer Exhibition, The Marle Gallery, Axminster, EX14 5NQ
2015 - The Exeter Art Show, Maynard School, Exeter, EX1 1SJ.
2015 - Society of Women Artists 154th Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London SW1.
2015 - Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London SW1.
2015 - The Marle Gallery Winter Exhibition, The Marle Gallery, Axminster, EX14 5NQ.
2014 - Black Swan Arts Open 2014, Black Swan Arts Centre, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB.
2014 - South West Academy Open 2014, St. Stephen's, High Street, Exeter, EX4 3LN.
2014 - The Marle Gallery Summer Exhibition 2014, The Marle Gallery, Axminster, EX13 5NQ
2014 - Thelma Hulbert Gallery Open, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, EX1 1LX.
2014 - The Evolver Prize 2014 Exhibition, The Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Street, BA16 0YD.
2014 - Society of Women Artists 153rd Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London SW1.
2013 - RWA 161st Annual Open, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, BS8 1PX.
2013 - The Marle Gallery Print Show, The Marle Gallery, Axminster, EX13 5NQ.
2013 - Wells Art Contemporary 2013, City of Wells Museum, Wells, BA 5 2UE.
2013 - Open Exhibition 2013: Drawing, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, SP1 3UT.
2013 - The Marle Gallery Summer Exhibition, The Marle Gallery, Axminster, EX13 5NQ.
2013 - Dorchester Arts Open, Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorchester DT1 1XR.
(Awarded Dorchester Cash Prize 2013 ).
2012 - 20 x 20, Gloss Gallery, Exeter, EX1 1QT.
2012 - Art in the Ark, NHS Conference Centre, Basingstoke, RG24 9NN.
2012 - PopUp Dorset, St George’s Church, Portland, DT5 2JP.
Other Recent Group Exhibitions:
2013 - Affordable Art Fair - Battersea, London.
2013 - re:collection - The Malthouse, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU.
2013 - Lyme Regis ArtsFest - Various venues, Lyme Regis, Dorset.
2013 - Brief Art 2013 – Hestercombe Gardens, TA2 8LG.
2012 - Lyme Regis ArtsFest – Various venues, Lyme Regis, Dorset.
2012 - South West 7 – Eype Centre for the Arts, Dorset.
2012 – Jubilee – Town Mill Arts Guild, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU.
Prior to 2012 I worked on a variety of projects – exhibiting my work with OVADA in Oxford, Newport City Museum in Wales and various venues across Dorset, Somerset, Birmingham, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.