Art Education & Qualifications: Self-taught Artist
Working medium: Pastel and Charcoal
Anne Sudworth is a British artist, internationally known for her magical trees and haunting moonlit landscapes. Drawing and painting since early childhood, she presented her first exhibition in 1993 called “Visions and Views” She has since exhibited widely and her work can now be found in many collections around the world including Germany, Australia, America, Russia, India, Japan, New Zealand, and the UK.
She is a self-taught artist, always preferring to explore her own ideas. Anne has experimented with many different media including sculpture, oil, watercolour, clay and pen and ink. She now works mostly with pastel and charcoal.
Her inspiration comes from many things – dreams, nature, death, mythology and folklore and her great love of the natural landscape is always present in her work. Her paintings have been described as ethereal, visionary, fantastical and occasionally surreal and her strange, haunting works, particularly her moonlit scenes, have influenced many.
Two books on her work have been published, the first titled “Enchanted World: the Art of Anne Sudworth” and the second “Gothic Fantasies: the Paintings of Anne Sudworth”.
Her work is best described by Academy Award winning actor, Nicolas Cage;
“Anne Sudworth’s art awakens the inner glow I felt as a child when I beheld a tree for the first time under moonlight. She recalls in me a soft, light green illumination that restores my imagination; gives me strength in my adult life, and never stops burning no matter how dark the night gets. Like Graves’ “White Goddess” her paintings are poetic, magical gifts direct from the source.”