Award winning painter Ann Gardner was trained at The Slade and has paintings in private collections world wide. Ann lives and works in France but her paintings have taken her afar, and in turn given her a perspective she can call her own. Born in Bedford in 1964, Ann attended Bedford High School for girls then at the age of eighteen she gained a place at The Slade School of Fine Art. Ann was fortunate to be taught by Euan Uglow, Lucian Freud, Patrick George, William Coldstream and Craigie Aitchinson.
Ann won the David Bailey Scholarship to the South West of France, it enabled her to paint outside in the landscape. The Slade welcomed Ann back as a Postgraduate in 1987, after which she was awarded the Boise Travel Award which she took in New York, Texas and Washington teaching at the New York Studio School.
Since 1990 Ann have painted full time, both in London and France. She shows her work regularly in London and increasingly in France. Her work is in several private collections in London, Paris, Italy, Texas and Switzerland.

“What drives me to paint is the challenge of finding my own visual language with mark making to invoke an atmosphere or the essence of a person or place.
I dismantle what I see and try to rebuild it in my own way on a canvas. Its demolition and reconstruction in order to achieve a powerful image I work outside on a small scale using my intuition to make the paintings usually in ‘one go’ and I enjoy the contrast of longer more complex studio paintings, both approaches have a value for me.”

Currently there are no works on display in the gallery by Ann, please check back for future additions.

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