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Anna Shutt in her studio

I first studied art at High Wycombe College of Technology and Art, and then studied graphic design and worked as a technical illustrator and graphic designer for a number of years.

After graduating in 1994 from W.S.C.A.D (UCA) I then studied printmaking at The London College of Communication.

Artist's Statement

My long association with the West Country and the Sussex coast have provided the basis for many of my landscape paintings.
Representation is not my main concern, but rather the undercurrent of emotions connected with the experience of shape, form, colour and materials that convey the essence of the subject in abstract form.


The different materials I choose to make a painting are important to me and include a variety of media that alter the structure and density of light within a work. These elements are combined to emphasise the depth of colour and spatial qualities helping to bring together work that has a physical presence.

My involvement with printmaking has influenced many aspects of my approach to painting especially in the making of various surfaces for printing plates. Other experimental techniques have also narrowed the boundaries where the two disciplines seem almost indistinct.

Exhibitions include:
   •    The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, (paintings and prints)
   •    The Royal West of England Academy,
   •    The Business Design Centre London,
   •    Battersea Affordable Art Fair,
   •    The National Print Exhibition,
   •    New English Art Club,

Group and solo shows with a number of galleries in the south and west of England, including exhibitions in London galleries.