Ann Cracknell Studio - About


Ann is an artist who uses traditional and modern materials to create vibrant, contemporary paintings and hand-finished, limited edition, fine art prints. Her style of painting ranges from realistic to semi-abstract and seeks to capture the emotions that resonate with given times and places. In addition to her art, Ann’s work now includes a stylish, design-led, brand of greetings cards and stationery. The items are produced using materials and images that seek to deliver in terms of colour, quality and sustainability.

Artist’s statement

Drawn to the extraordinary in the everyday, I am inspired by the possibilities of creating a painting that takes the viewer beyond a representational image and into an interpretation of it using abstraction of shapes and shading.

Through my painting I am looking to capture a unique mood and sense of a place, be it in landscape or still life, and by looking beyond the obvious to portray the uniqueness of a subject by moving from direct observation to imagination.

Exhibitions and Events

15 September 2022 Royal Birmingham Society of Arts Prize Exhibition

16 July 2022 Tarpey Gallery Summer Exhibition

28 May 2022 Open Studios Cornwall

26 November 2022 Christmas Open Studios, Krowji

01 October 2021 Bath Society of Artists Open Exhibition

20 November 2019 Swindon Art Gallery Open Exhibition

12 November 2019 South West Fine Art Academy Open Exhibition

01 September 2019 National Trust Claydon House People's Landscape Exhibition


Ann Cracknell Studio

Making Marks

“Great thins are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent van Gogh. For me making marks is starting to paint without thinking.

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Bye Bye Summer

Bye Bye Summer

The seasons have crept up on us (again) here in Britain. We are enjoying something of an “Indian Summer” while the rich colours of Autumn start to appear.

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