Originally from Limerick, Ireland, Anne now lives in London, working at Kingsgate Studios in West Hampstead and Rochester Square Ceramics Space in Camden. As well as her studio practice Anne teaches painting at St.Martin’s and Camberwell Schools of Art and is a mentor on the Turps painting programme in South East London.
Solo exhibitions include ‘Earthly Delites’ at Hastings Contemporary,‘Euoi, Euoi, Euoi’ at Ribot Gallery. Milan (2019), ‘The Cowboy Paintings’, Turps Gallery, London (2017), ‘A Barbarian at the Gate” 2017 greengrassi gallery, London. Anne has also been invited to have a solo show at Dilston Grove, Southwark Park Galleries (2021), also a two person show, with Sophie von Hellermann, at Turner Contemporary, Margate (2021). Anne is represented by greengrassi, London.
These works for the Art Car Boot Fair are based loosely on themes found in ancient literature in which humans - mostly women - are turned into trees or plants by the gods. This happens either as a punishment (often for being the victim of an injustice rather than the perpetrator) or in Daphne’s case, to avoid the unwanted advances of Apollo.