Thank you for taking the time to look at my work.
I am Anne Lawson, an artist who draws inspiration from the textures and rhythms of the world around me. I show my respect and love for our fragile environment through my art work.
I have been a botanic artist, which means accurately representing a particular plant. I am involved in Beckler’s Botanical Bounty Project, a project that takes me to the arid areas of New South Wales, identifying and collecting plants collected on the Burke and Wills Expedition. Three of my paintings were part of a group show held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat in 2018.
Alongside these larger works are my paintings and drawings of feathers, leaves and shells. I have always been fascinated by these little treasures, and can’t resist picking them up on my walks. My smaller feather drawings and other subjects are in homes around the world, and I am proud that I am able to create works that resonate with people.
One lovely lady bought a feather in memory of a special uncle for whom feathers were a strong symbol. Another has a feather drawing and a leaf painting on her bedside table. She told me she loves to wake up and look at them.
But maybe this comment sums it up best:
“I have kept the other drawing for myself. It is good that in today’s busy world you have chosen to take the time to share your artistic connection. It gives others a link to the centre of being that nature imparts to all. Your drawing helps me retain my connection to that which is truly important.”
An artist-in-residency at Mountain Seas Resort on Flinders Island opened my eyes to the shapes and rhythms of the melaleuca trees. My passion was reinforced on a trip across the Nullarbor Plain. Again the shapes, the movement and the light on the leaves inspired my creativity. It is a theme I have returned to many times, using oil pastels and ink, watercolour, fabric and now the sewing machine.
I am exploring sewing on paper, and am finding the marks I make to be rather like drawing. I have been surprised at how tough watercolour paper is! The blog will keep you up-to-date with my sewing adventures!
So, please wander through my galleries to see the things that delight me. You may even find something that you wish to enjoy every day, or would make the perfect present. The works are for sale, and are ready for shipping. To purchase either click on the image to be taken to my Etsy shop or contact me.
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Inspiration comes to me in many different places