My name is Anna and I live and work in Hertfordshire. I have always enjoyed the arts but it was in 2014 that I discovered my passion for abstract painting and began the to experiment with paint and collage.
At the time I was experiencing a series of traumatic challenges and I found that painting enabled me to channel and express my emotions in a way that words and talking could not. This was the start of my journey to self discovery and recovery - I realised the transformational power that creativity held and my hope is to share this with as many people as possible
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 including Art on Prescription and Creative Hertfordshire
Contact me at Anna's Funky Art to understand more about what I can offer.
I am a self-taught, intuitive abstract 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.
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.
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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 with Three Rivers District Council which has been an uplifting and humbling experience.