ARTIST PROFILE- Annie Richardson
Anne was born in Melbourne, Australia and moved to East Gippsland, fulfilling a lifelong dream to live in the country. Having grown up in the city, her grandfather’s love of the bush and photographing trees instilled a deep affection and appreciation for nature.
A career nursing complimented a love of travel. Bushwalking expeditions to wild places and holidays discovering Australia and overseas provided perfect locations to photograph.
Jillaroo work near Tamworth in New South Wales and Yaapeet in Victoria’s Mallee region left a great impression of the stillness, beauty and transitions of colour in the bush. The influence of light is communicated in her work whether it be the soft, subtle light or the more dramatic early morning or late afternoon illumination.
Anne cherishes the connection with nature and it expresses it through landscapes, flower photography or macro work. “I aim for the subject to convey its own message and provoke thought or a feeling via the lens. I hope this will give people an appreciation for the natural world around us”.
She has been taking photos since she was 12, mainly self-taught with assistance from some great mentors. Artistic influences include Ansel Adams, Peter Dombrovskis, Sebastiao Salgado and the encaustic images of Thea Schrack.
Anne photographs using a variety of lenses and techniques. Flower, abstract, encaustic medium and prints on wood are more recent works.
Anne’s exhibitions include Tributaries at Ballarat Photo Biennale Fringe 2015, The Ebb and Flow of Encaustic at Gold Street Studios, Trentham 2016, Double Vision at Amegilla Gallery Bruthen 2018 and Masterclass Exhibition at Tap Gallery, Sydney in 2019.
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