Anne Corless works in the creative arts as an artist and illustrator, designer, medical artist and writer. With a love of the natural world Anne’s studio is full of drawings and paintings of people, animals, landscapes and seascapes, created in a variety of media from delicate pencil drawings, charcoal studies and intricate watercolours to vast oil paintings. Born in the UK, Anne spent her youth living around the world; in Nigeria, Australia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and South Africa before settling with Bob, her Lancastrian husband and their young family in Lancashire.
Anne writes: “Living overseas for so many years gave me the opportunity to see some truly wonderful sights of the natural world. I have watched herds of elephant crashing through the undergrowth in the magnificent Aberdare Mountains in Kenya and I have sat quietly on a small clifftop in Tsavo National Park whilst a retired park ranger quietly talked about the wildlife at the nearby waterhole. I have stood on pristine beaches in Australia with hardly another person in sight and I have snorkelled in the Red Sea over a coral reef of magical shapes and colours with a drop into the ocean so deep and sudden at its edge that I was afraid to swim over it.”
With their family all grown up, Anne and Bob now enjoy travelling when possible. Anne records these ‘creative’ trips on her blog ‘Watercolour Journeys’ which features her artwork, photography and writing. in her blog ‘Art Journeys’ Anne shares her love of art and knowledge of art materials and techniques. Anne says: “I hope that by creating images of the natural world I may remind people of the importance of protecting it….for all our sakes.”