Boudicca – Warrior Queen [ Buddug in Welsh language]. Painting on canvas with gold work design helmet. She led the Celtic Iceni people revolting against Roman occupation in AD60
Annie’s work reflects her love of the sea and the timelessness of landscape. There are glimpses from afar of some real, some imaginary lands as seen from the ocean. There is a thread of ‘hiraeth’ (Welsh longing for home) woven into her work.
Annie uses highly decorative techniques crossing the boundary between fine and applied art. The work includes paintings, church hangings and robes, costumes, framed land and seascapes. She uses fabrics that are difficult to combine, silk, satins and metallic fibres that reflect light and animate the surface. Strong colours inspire her, textures and raw edges give depth and dimension. Some materials used are recycled from costumes, the smallest pieces shaped into shoals of gleaming tropical fish.
Looking at Snowdonia over the Menai Straits, Gwynedd
Photo of Annie (by Frances Belsham) with background Snowdonia Mountain Range and Quarries (photo by Douglas Atfield).