What was your first experience with art? What made you want to become an artist?
I have always drawn, painted and made things since I was a child, so it seemed obvious to learn and continue!
Are there any key themes, messages or theories behind your work?
A constant fascination with geometry.. the circle/sphere, square/cube, spiral/vortex, found everywhere one looks, particularly in nature. Infinite possibilities and discoveries, both on a visual and spiritual level.
Could you tell us a bit about your artistic approach (style, medium and specific techniques)?
I move from painting, particularly watercolour to collage to sculpture in bronze , plaster or wood, without seeing them as different. Colour is primordial in all my work, whether it be abstract or figurative, painted or patinated..
Please write a personal quote/sentence that best represents you as an artist
A constant juggling where it suffices to change one element, or one movement or colour and everything transforms.
Watercolour First Prize, Royal West of England Academy
British Council – London, England
Eastern Arts – Norwich, England
1976 and 1982
South West Arts – Bristol, England
Arts Council of Great Britain – London, England
Selection of one-man shows
Prince and Princess Gallery / Rue de Grenelle – Paris, France
Morellon Gallery / Rue Perchepinte – Toulouse, France
Gallery 27 / Cork Street – London, England
Les Olivétains – Parvis de la Cathédrale – Saint Bertrand de Comminges , France
Espace Croix-Baragnon – Rue Croix Baragnon – Toulouse, France
Quinton Green Fine Art / Cork Street – London, England
Gallery Bollhagen / Worpswede, Germany
Annie Merle – L’école de Toulouse
Annie Merle – Les Peintres de l’école toulousaine
Private & Public Collections
1 major work – England
2015 to 2020
C. VANOLI Generalunternehmung – 8 major works, Switzerland
1 major work – England
Conseil Départemantal de la Haute-Garonne, France
1 major work – France
BBC South and West, England
1976 to 1990
- West of England University, England
- Devizes Museum, England
- Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, England
- British Museum, England
- De Beer Collection, England
- Department of the environment, England
- Eastern Arts, England
- South West Arts, England
- Arts Council of Great Britain, England