My name is Anna and I was born in 1972. I began painting in December 2014 as a way of self-healing after experiencing a series of traumatic challenges.
I gave up my career as a teacher in order to care for my children and started painting as a way to relax and process my emotions. I have always enjoyed being creative and am lucky enough to have now made art my career.
I exhibit locally, paint commissions for homes and businesses, run workshops for both adults and children and work locally supporting people with their mental health and well being through various art projects and schemes
Contact me at Anna's Funky Art to understand more about what I can offer.
I am a self-taught, intuitive artist who uses a combination of techniques and multi-media including acrylic paint, decoupage, collage, paint pens and textiles to express and reflect my emotions. I feel that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. When I begin a new piece I will have an idea of what I want to create, but often ideas manifests and flow as I watch the paint move and blend. I quite like the freedom this brings and I find the whole process of creating an artwork incredibly mindful and relaxing.
I love to share what I have learnt and this September I will be opening my home studio as part of Herts Open Studio's.
Winner of Dacorum's Individual Green, Safe and Clean Award in 2018, I am a keen recycler and incorporate this into all I do.
I've been involved in some exciting and innovative projects within the museum education sector including designing a sensory map and Arts Award Discover booklet for Chiltern Open Air Museum; leading family art workshops in museums across Herts, Beds and Bucks and organising a family STEAM workshop and community college at the London Canal Museum.
I am an Arts Award Discover and Explore Assessor.
I have worked in schools delivering assemblies and facilitating whole school art projects and murals.
Supporting local Charities such as DENS and Workaid by leading workshops is very important to me and have recently I've been involved in Leading an 'Art on Prescription' course which has been a wonderful experience.