23 July - 3 August 2019
Anne Shaw is a Portsmouth based artist who when she first came to Portsmouth was fascinated by the sea and this fascination has continued.
I saw how light reflects form. I wanted to be able to grasp something of the energy of the instability of what I was seeing. This resulted in a series of oil pastels.
Anne works in a variety of mediums. Her oil pastels are vibrant with bold colours, dramatically applied but with sensitivity and care and always balanced and harmonious. Her Portsmouth ‘en plein air’ series of oil pastels captures both the drama and the beauty of the sea with the human figure in observance.
Watching the sea and the desire to catch the wave
..has formed a visual language of Ann’s mark making.