Annie George

Annie lives in a small village near Salisbury but has lived most of her life in Hampshire. Growing up she was always torn between Music and Art. After sixth form she followed a pre-music college course at Winchester Art School, rubbing shoulders with Fine Art and textile students for a very impressionable and enjoyable year. She then went on to study music and spent many happy years teaching music and singing and conducting choirs across Hampshire Schools and for Hampshire Music Service. She continues to conduct Rum’s Eg Singers in Romsey.

Moving to Wiltshire ten years ago she found herself with more time to explore her interest in painting. Taking classes for three years she particularly enjoyed working on seascapes and now spends a lot of her time observing how light plays on the sea in ever changing weathers.

‘I am constantly fascinated by the play of light on water and how the sea state can change so often and so rapidly before your eyes! The vast power and the tranquility give an ever-changing tension between sea and sky. From the sparkle of light on water on a Summer’s day to the stormy brooding of a bracing day on the shore in the middle of Winter, I always feel invigorated and full of ideas on my return’.

‘My landscapes also tend to be mostly about  water in the landscape!  I have recently also been exploring more semi-abstract interpretation of remembered locations and experimenting with abstraction.’

Annie has enjoyed learning and extending her practice in workshops with favourite artists such as Claire Wiltsher,  Lindsey Cole, Angela Corbin, Pete Gilbert. and currently with Karen Welsh in Salisbury.

Annie is a member of Salisbury Group of Artists and Plain Arts, Salisbury. She organizes the SGA workshop programme and enjoys curating major exhibitions for SGA as a member of the Exhibitions team.