Anna Badar

About the artist

Anna Badar
Anna Badar
Anna Badar

Paint, Print

    Galleries

    Frivoli Gallery, London, W4 2EU
    Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth
    St Peter's Church, Wenhaston
    St Peter's Church Wenhaston IP19 9DE, Wenhaston
    Holy Trinity Church, Suffolk
    Holy Trinity Church Blythburgh IP19 9LP, Suffolk

    Statement

    The quiet beauty of Dunwich Forest and Dunwich Heath in Suffolk  never fails to inspire me, whatever the season or weather.  The tree forms in my recent work give me a framework to test my interest in the abstract relationship between form and space.  This is emphasised through painting techniques which allow the free flowing nature of the media to slip, layer and blotch their way over the various surfaces I employ to create a sense of mood and place.

    When possible I draw 'en plein air' especially the woodland around Dunwich and the field structures along the Blyth valley.  In my Figure and Landscape series I am attempting to weave the human form into the colours and textures of the landscape, and this is heightened for me by the regular life drawing I do.

     

     

    Biography

    2013
    Committee Show Halesworth Gallery
    2012
    Rhythms of Time and Place, Halesworth Gallery, Suffolk
    2011
    The Cut Open, Halesworth, Suffolk
    2011
    Halesworth Gallery Open, Suffolk
    2010
    Indigo Arts, Obsidian Gallery, Aylesbury
    2010
    Suffolk Open Studios Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
    2009
    DATA (Designers Against Tibetan Abuse) The Gallery, Cork St, London
    2009
    Obisidian Art Autumn Open Exhibition, Buckinghamshire
    2008
    Halesworth Gallery Open Exhibition, Suffolk
    2006
    Interfaith Art Exhibition, St Martin's Church, Birmingham
    2005
    Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
    2005
    National Buddhist Arts Festival Open Studio Event
    2004
    Indigo Arts, Obsidian Gallery, Aylesbury
    2004
    Paris-Art, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
    2002
    Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
    2001
    Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
    2001
    Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
    2000
    Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
    2000
    Indigo Arts, Whiteleys Art Gallery, London
    1999
    Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
    1999
    Indigo Arts, Whiteleys Art Gallery, London
    1999
    The Green Room, Watford Palace Theatre, Hertfordshire
    1998
    Indigo Arts, Whiteleys Art Gallery, London
    1998
    Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
    1997
    Art Connoisseur Gallery, London
    1997
    Indigo Arts, Hyde Park Gallery, London
    1994
    Group 305, The Small Mansion Arts Centre, London
    1993
    The Cow Byre, Ruislip
    1993
    The Linda Blackstone Gallery, Pinner

    Born and educated in London.  Further education at Harrow School of Art and Winchester School of Art BA Hons Woven Textiles.  Lived and worked in Malaysia as a teacher and designer from 1975 - 1983 and from 1985 - 2009 as a full time teacher of Art at Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood.  Fine Art studies with London based painter Oliver Bevan from 1991 - 1998 and annual courses at the St Ives School of Painting from 1992 - 2008.  Retired in 2009 to live and develop her work in Suffolk.

    Exhibition History

    2010  The Cut Open, Halesworth, Suffolk
    2010  Halesworth Gallery Open, Suffolk