Exhibition Opens 12.00pm Tuesday November 6th –Friday 18th January
Outside restaurant and on 1st floor outside HAC (Heart Assessment Centre)
Anne Brierley grew up in Fazakerley but is now based in Birmingham.
A freelance artist with an extensive portfolio of work which includes
Aintree – One Tree in the foyer of the Elective Care,
Anne also lectures in Fine Art at BMet College, Sutton Coldfield.
Anne’s work often depicts nature and this most recent exhibition has been inspired
by her life living on a narrow boat and the change in the pace of life.
Anne has donated ‘Flowering Rush 1’ for the BIG Art DRAW to be drawn in January
Oil on Canvas – 41cm X 41cm (Tickets £1.00 available from 8480 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
These paintings are part of a series based on time spent living on and travelling in a narrow boat.
Narrow boats move slowly, you have time to enjoy the view and your awareness of the change of weather, seasons, insect and
plant life and the night sky and the waxing and waning of the moon is heightened.
I think I became a little like a sponge soaking up visual information which then leaked out into my paintings.
Initially these were paintings about canal side plants, but I found that other colours, shapes and found materials
that referenced the vivid colours and rust of the boats, the interior wood fittings of the boat and the repeating
shapes of the canal - spans of bridges, locks and towpaths are all found somewhere in this work.