In 1998, whilst a busy full-time mother to four young children, Anne began to paint. As her family have grown in independence, she has been able to focus more on her art.
Anne has attended classes and workshops with many tutors and paints both in oil and pastels. She has been awarded the title of Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of Australia. She is also an exhibiting member of the Royal Queensland Arts Society and she is highly regarded as a teacher of pastel painting.
“I have been told that my paintings possess “soul”, in the sense of an emotional or intellectual energy. With an emotional connection to my subject, I paint in response to this. I delight in the beauty of nature, be it the rugged beauty of the bush or the delicacy of a flower. I paint predominantly with soft pastel as I enjoy the immediacy and the vibrancy of the medium. I enjoy capturing the contrasting variety of colour, texture and form in the landscape and the illuminating power of sunlight.”