Artist Bio - Ann Neagle
She hung her first paintings in 2011 in the Alexandrina Art Show. One of the paintings Ann exhibited was a mixed medium painting.
Her sales are mainly through entering exhibitions and being part of the gallery, Art @ Goolwa, a cooperative, representing Fleurieu artists.
She studied drawing and painting at the Adelaide Central School of Art for 2 years in 2015 and 2016.
Recently, in 2018 she was fortunate enough to do an online course with Nicholas Wilton called Art2Life. This was a life/art changing course, and she is sure that it has strengthened her art making. The course ran for 12 weeks and contained valuable knowledge and skills to enable an artist to take their work further and to challenge them.
Ann paints in her studio, which is a converted garage. It is less space than she would like, but she has fun painting, and it’s something that she looks forward to doing every day. Ann explains that when she paints she does it intuitively, responding to the last mark or colour she makes. Most of her paintings have multiple layers of paint on them, which she feels gives them history and texture. She scribbles, draws, uses pencils, pens, pastels, collage and paint on all layers. The painting tells her when it is finished.
Her paintings are a reflection of her and her soul. If she didn’t paint, these paintings would not be here for you to enjoy. They are her gift to you.
2019 Emerging Artist West Torrens, Flagstaff Hill Award Winner 2019, Campbelltown "Best Other" 2019, Joint Exibition at Art Images Norwood 2019.
Ann has exhibited in numerous groups since 2011
My Artshow Awards