Anne enjoys many different forms of art but over the past ten years has concentrated on working with fused glass. This is a technique she began in Northern Ireland at the Flowerfield centre in Portstewart shortly after completing an art foundation course, UUCertHE in Fine and Applied Art, in 2007. On moving to the Cairngorms National Park in 2010 she found no local glass kiln so bought her own and started selling her work commercially from then. By 2015 she needed a second kiln!
Anne is a scientist (virologist) by training and finds that glass fusing satisfies her creative urges while also requiring a scientific approach to experimenting with firing programmes. She loves colour and her work is bright and colourful, rather than subtle! It encompasses jewellery, coasters, bowls and wall hangings, and she also welcomes commissions.
Anne writes about her work "My fused glass work is colourful and bold, as I love strong colours and the way light passes through glass, bringing these colours to life. Hence calling my business Fused and Light. I am based in the Cairngorms National Park, and draw inspiration from the stunning local scenery and wildlife. Themes include the transient light, scenery only seen high in the mountains, the delicacy of feathers, the changing nature of the landscape, and much more besides"
She regularly exhibits her paintings and glass work with Creative Cairngorms and the Society of Badenoch and Strathspey artisits (SBSA). "http://www.creativecairngorms.co.uk" and "http://www.theionagallery.co.uk"
Her work is/has been found at the following venues:
- 1896 gallery, Boat of Garten (2014-)
- The Old Post Office cafe gallery, Kincraig (2019-)
- Loch an Eilein gallery (2010-2020)
- The Lael gallery, Ullapool (2015-)
- The High Street Merchants gallery, Grantown (2014-)
- Druie cafe, Aviemore, April 2016
Anne at Loch an Eilein gallery