Discover my unique and original artwork inspired by mother nature and my travels.
Ann Dunbar is an International quoted artist, born and educated in U.K and now working and living in France. In England, armed with a teachers' diploma (South bank University 1975) and an arts degree specialising in textiles (west surrey College of Art 1978), she taught in schools and colleges for sixteen years before she became a full-time artist. Her unique mixed technique whereby she embellishes her paintings on paper with embroidery with detail and exciting textures, is her signature work and to date she has accumulated fifty awards since moving to France in 1996. Ann has exhibited worldwide, Brazil, Cambodia, USA,China, Russia, U.A.E, Australia, Japan and in Europe. and her pieces are in various museums and corporate collections. She is represented by Shoalhaven Fine Art Gallery, Australia, G&C Gallery in U.K. and Paola Trevisan International.
"My art is a history of my travels, dreams, observations of natural forms, which from afar brings you closer to an intimate meeting of marvels. I use a combined technique which I have developed over the years to express my own voice and vision".
Review from the Circle Foundation for the arts,Director.
Unique art by Ann Dunbar
The idiosyncratically layered works of Ann Dunbar combine painting and embroidery in a unique and painstaking technique that involves meticulous marks with a wet brush as well as with her old sewing machine. " This precious machine, given to me by my mother, is the most important tool in my creative world", describes Ann.
Taking a medium that is typically associated with crafts, Dunbar's large mixed media works carry through the traditionally feminine practice of sewing, blending thread and paint into high works of art.
Full of colour, detail and texture, each work displays a complex arrangement of interconnected lines and motifs stitched together to produce a balanced and intricate mixed media composition.The works may require hours of careful gazing to take in the full spectrum of labour that the artist put in as well as to appreciate the delicate beauty and refined expertise which the finished piece reflects.
It is no surprise that Ann continues to exhibit and sell her remarkable artworks internationally. Visit her website to enjoy more of her recent works.