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President: Soraya French 
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ANN BLOCKLEY SWA

 

Ann Blockley is a  renowned watercolour artist with an individual style. developed over thirty years of professional painting. Her pictures are evocative ,atmospheric and intuitive .She regards her work as on gong process of experimentation and although not losing sight of the magic of the watercolour wash, her current work  stretches the boundaries of the medium, sometimes using a gesso surface or techniques such as collage to create unique images.
 Ann has a worldwide reputation for flower painting but her landscapes and animals are now also collector’s items following the launch of her sixth book, ‘Watercolour Textures‘ in 2007. In her flower pictures, Ann uses painterly textures, marks and edge values and she continues to explore these qualities in her other subjects. 
She is currently working on a new innovative book due to be published by Anova books in June 2011. A series of articles for the Artist magazine will begin in May 2011. She has written for Leisure Painter for 15 years.
Ann has established a reputation as an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher at the workshops she holds near her home in Gloucestershire and on painting holidays abroad. She has two teaching films available as dvds published by APV films.

Ann’s father was the inspirational artist G John Blockley RI PPPS RWA (1921-2002) .
Training
Gloucestershire College of Art and Design: Foundation year
Brighton University: Graphic Design and Illustration BA Hons
A selection of Galleries/Exhibitions
John Blockley Gallery, Stow on the Wold 1985-1995
Swell Gallery, Stow on the Wold 1996-2008 annual solo exhibitions
Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton 2006 3 man show
RWA ,Bristol, May 2008 solo exhibition
Affordable Art Fair London 2008 and 2009
Affordable Art Fair Bristol, May 2009
Marine House Gallery, Beer, Devon 2009/2010
Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton 2009/2010
Mall Galleries, RI 2000
Mall Galleries, RI 2009
Mall Galleries, RI 2010
SWA 2010: Elected as full member
 Painting holidays
Andalucian Adventures 2006
Panfili in Italy 2007 and 2008
Mas-Saurine in France 2009 and 2010
 Books/Magazines
Learn to paint the countryside: Harper Collins
Learn to paint Farm Animals: Harper Collins
Country Flowers in watercolour Harper Collins
Flower Painting through the Seasons: Harper Collins
Learn to paint Country Flowers: Harper Collins
Watercolour Textures: Harper Collins
Articles for Leisure Painter Magazine1993-2008
 Dvds
Flowers in Watercolour: APV Films
Flower Painting through the Seasons: APV Films