Posted on 11.10.15 by A_Gibb
Now for some art you can hang on the wall. I was delighted to visit the home of artist, Anna Wimbledon the other day. I am friendly with her publicist and just went to be polite really – plus I never say ‘no’ to a cup of tea. But my goodness, I was simply blown away by her. It was immediately familiar to me, because I have seen Anna’s work many times before. It adorns the walls of a lot of the houses that Douglas has photographed.
Her portraits are just so intense, so vivid. I do not understand how she does it. She says she mainly paints from life, and just a bit from photographs, but she seems to capture her subjects off guard, obliquely sometimes. She often paints children, and not in their best clothes, rather in grubby t-shirts and definitely before bath-time: windswept hair, sticky hands and muddy boots are imprinted on the children’s cheeks somehow.
She has painted many well known people including, sir Ian Wood, Susan Hampshire, to name but a few, but her speciality is family portraits and children. If you want to make a really worthwhile investment and a treasured memory for all of you, do consider commissioning her. A similar outlay for a one week skiing holiday will buy you a painting that will delight you for a lifetime.