Approved: 05.01.2016

Anna Pinkster

Artist

Approved: 05.01.2016

My work centres on my fascination with people and cultures and I find much of my inspiration abroad, most recently in Vietnam. I observe figures in their environment as they go about their daily business and endeavour to capture the interaction of people with both others around them and the space that they move through. I describe cultures with an intricate attention to detail, figures are defined by their poise, characterised by their clothing and I seek unusual viewpoints from which to capture movement.

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Biography

My work centres on my fascination with people and cultures and I find much of my inspiration abroad, most recently in Vietnam. I observe figures in their environment as they go about their daily business and endeavour to capture the interaction of people with both others around them and the space that they move through. I describe cultures with an intricate attention to detail, figures are defined by their poise, characterised by their clothing and I seek unusual viewpoints from which to capture movement.

Recently I have focused on park, beach and city life, capturing the interaction of families, friends and commuters and whilst I paint individual people the compositional arrangement on the canvas forms a pattern, repetitions occur, narratives emerge and the groupings form a whole.

Whether inspired by my own community or the communities I find on my travels my work offers a fleeting insight into the essence of a culture.

CV & Education

exhibitions

2017 Exhibiting with Forton Fine Art, Hampshire. Saturday 6th May - Saturday 13th May

RWA 'Drawn' exhibition, Bristol. Saturday 1 April - Sunday 4 June

2016 Bath Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

RWA Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol

2015 Black Swan Arts Open, Frome, Somerset (Highly Commended for 'Ten traders, Vietnam') 

Bath Contemporary

2014 Black Swan Arts Open, Frome, Somerset

The Society of Women Artists 153rd Annual Exhibition, MallGalleries, London

Bath society of Artists 109th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

(Awarded Bath Society of Artists Prize for 'Market traders, Hoi An, Vietnam')

2012 The Holburne Portrait Prize, Bath

2010 The Bath Prize exhibition, Bath

2001 Clapham Art Gallery, London

2000 Clapham Art Gallery, London

1999 'Holy Cow', mixed Christmas Exhibition, Clapham Art Gallery, London

Cromwell Hospital for Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council, London

1998 'Heart of India' exhibition for Society of Asian Lawyers and De Putron Art

Consultants, Café Royale, Picadilly, London

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

Quantum Contemporary Art, Whiteleys, London

1997 'Fine Young Artists', Air gallery, Dover St, London

'Art for Youth', The Mall Galleries, London

Quantum Contemporary Art, Whiteleys, London

'Young Masters', Lavender Hill, Battersea, London

1996 Atrium Bookshop, Cork St, London

'Art for Youth', The Mall Galleries, London

'Contemporary Colourists', Wills Art Warehouse, Parsons Green, London

1995 Art '95, Islington Business Design Centre, London

1994 Christmas Exhibition, Magnat Gallery, Belgravia, London

Fresh Art, Islington Business Design Centre, London

Fine Art Degree Show, Farnham, Surrey

 

education

1991-1994 Fine Art Degree at West Surrey College of Art and Design (BA Hons First Class)

1988-1989 Art Foundation Course at Camberwell