ANN PARKIN

In an earlier life I was a teacher of young children, but now everything has changed.......


After a lifelong interest in all things creative and spending time exploring its many strands, I am now a happy part of the painting community in the Red Brick Mill Academy. Here a group of disparate people, whose lives are unlikely to have touched in other circumstances,  meet and work in a very encouraging environment. Their support is much appreciated and the fun a joy to share.

I paint and stitch, but right now I spend most of my time painting. It seems to be of no importance as to whether I begin with a well thought out design or with no idea at all as any painting seems to have its own needs and my response eventually leads to an often surprising end result. I enjoy spending time on a painting, crafting what is on the canvas until something eventually reveals itself to be of some intellectual worth.

When painting, I live in a bubble of time that is removed from the reality of the rest of my life. It’s food for the soul and brings a calmness and otherness that I love to feel and which is essential to my wellbeing.

Enquires to: annparkin13@gmail.com

GIRL WITH BLACKBIRD

oil on canvas

THE KISSING GATE
oil on canvas
CATALONIA
oil on canvas
GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS
oil on canvas
HARVEST MOON
oil on board
VENISE VERT
oil on board
DOG AT PLAY
oil on canvas
HOMAGE TO AUSTRALIA
oil on board
THE SMOKER
stitch on linen
MOTHER OF THE BRIDE
stitch on linen
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