Hi, my name is Ann Neagle. I have been an artist for 10 years. I have always enjoyed colour, shapes and texture in abstract paintings. I love nature and the shapes and colours that occur within it.
I have studied at the Adelaide Central School of Art for 2 years and spent some time with a wonderful local artist, Louise Fennelly. Through Louise’s teaching, I learned that all paintings can be seen as a collection of abstract shapes.
Recently I was fortunate enough to do an online course with Nicholas Wilton called Art2Life. This was a wonderful course, and I am sure that it has strengthened my art making.
I paint in my studio, which is a converted garage. It is less space than I would like, but I have fun painting, and it’s something that I look forward to doing every day. One of the things that I never do when I paint is have a specific plan or preconceived idea about the progress of the painting .
I paint intuitively. Most of my paintings have at least 6 layers of paint on them. I feel that this gives them history and texture. I scribble, draw, use pencils, pens, pastels, collage and paint on all layers. The painting tells me when it is finished.
My paintings are a reflection of me, my soul, and if I didn’t paint, these paintings would not be here for you to hopefully enjoy. They are my gift to you.