Annette Burkitt: Biography :
Some know me as Annie.
Self taught artist, with a background in archaeological research, particular interest the landscape and prehistoric to Dark Age developments.
Degree in Archaeology and Geography from Southampton University and teaching and research thereafter.
I have always drawn and painted but have been looking forward to concentrating on developing my art as an older (wiser?) observer. I've got there and I'm doing it. A good painting crosses the frontiers of the senses: music, drama, feeling, even taste and smell may be activated. I love trying to make paintings sing, to stimulate the imagination, that much neglected part of our souls, not to fear the dark but to relish it, and the light, as great, great gifts for our inner worlds.
My style as a watercolourist is energetic and free, usually colourful.
I also work in gouache, pastels, acrylic and oils.The oils tend towards abstract primitivism.
I am currently (2013) Workshop organiser for Frome Art Society.
I am always wiling to do demos, workshops and commissions, give me a challenge!
Frome Art Society 2009-to date.Won first prize in show 2009, as judged by independent artist.
La Strada cafe, Frome, 2011
First-View gallery, Stourhead, 2011-2012 (Garden watercolours)
Selected for Bruton Art Society 2011/12/13
Selected for Sherborne Art Society 2012
Selected for Bath Society of Artists, Victoria Gallery, Bath, 2012
Selected for Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Mall Galleries, London, 2012 (and sold there).
Divas, Black Swan Gallery (solo) April 2013
Invited to show, Misty Moon Gallery, Lewisham, London, May 18th-June 10th 2013
Frome Art Society Summer Exhibition, Black Swan arts Centre, 24th August-7th September 2013
First prize at independently judged Frome Art Society exhibition in Spring 2009.
A gouache painting accepted for the annual exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours at the Mall Galleries, London, March 2012. And sold.
Selected for the annual exhibition of Bath Society of Artists, 2012.
Invited to do solo show, Diva's, Black swan Arts Centre, Frome, Spring 2013.
Acrylics, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oils, Pastels, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour
Abstract, Animals, Decorative Art, Expressionism, Fantasy, Figure, Flowers And Gardens, Impressionism, Landscape, Naive/ Primitive, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Religious, Still Life, Surrealism, Townscapes, Trees and Foliage