Anne Farmer has been painting for many years, making a ‘serious’ beginning with Somerset Arts Weeks in 2004. She exhibited regularly with Spring Farm Arts, a co-operative venture , based in Moorlinch in the picturesque Polden Hills.
Anne Farmer’s favourite medium is watercolour, using a variety of approaches and techniques available to water-colour painters today: vibrant, contrasting colours and textures which are adapted to a range of subject matter – landscapes both local and more exotic, often with boats and sailing as a subject, and buildings and features of the countryside and farmyard. There are often animals, as observed ‘on the doorstep’ – especially sheep and cattle. The result is a lively, bright collection of work.
‘Boats and barns, sheep and shoes, flowers and feathers…( plus artistry and alliteration, obviously)…you will see I paint what takes my fancy! I love the verve and light of watercolours and I try to show the variety of things you can do with them’.
In more sociable times I also ran a painting group, Moorlinch Art Group. We met to paint informally together in Moorlinch Church hall on Wednesday mornings during term-time. We hope to have occasional workshops or demonstrations from visiting artists, and we also sometimes paint at other venues. We welcome new members.
I belong to the Chandos Society of Artists, whose activities you can follow on http://www.chandossociety.wordpress.com