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I am a genre artist using oil paints as a medium. As I grew up in Central Victoria in the gold mining town of Bendigo, I have a great love of red bricks, old buildings, galvanised iron and grass. Yes, grass. I love the interplay between a thread of grass against an old piece of wood, a clump of red bricks, or snuggled into the rich earth.
I am largely self taught though studied for some years with the great mural artist John Lawry. My artist heros include the Englishman Lawrence Lowry, the Americans Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth and going back so long in time to the Dutch and Flemish masters who have taught us so much.
I see art and specifically painting as an interactive enterprise. I love to talk art with anyone. I love to pass on any hints I have learnt. With two friends I taught painting for 6 years as a volunteer in a nursing home and count this as one of the most rewarding experiences I have had.
I am now enthusiastically engaged in social media. Through my website: www.annenewman.com.au I encourage viewers to comment on any images they find interesting through Disqus which is available on each of my posts.
Also on each of my posts on my website you can subscribe for free to receive a daily Art Blog I write and distribute. I cover all things to do with art: artists, history of paintings, patrons, places and galleries to visit. Everything to keep us informed and up to date with what happened in the art world in the past and is at present happening.
I enjoy making teaching videos which i publish for free on my Public Facebook page dedicated soley to art. It is registered as Anne-Newman-Artist.
I am active on Twitter as @AnneNewman4 and enjoy exchanging ideas, favourite paintings, discussions with a large number of people.
I not only exhibit and sell my paintings I make canvas prints of them. These are relatively cheap, produced to an excellent quality and delivered free to your door anywhere in Australia.
Make art part of your daily life.