Anja's Art

I am an artist based in Basingstoke

About Me

In 2002 I retired due to family circumstances. I had enjoyed my job, teaching teenagers with learning difficulties at a secondary school, working with them in class in any subject, as well as organising art and dance lunchtime clubs.

For most of my life I have sketched with graphite and pens and painted in watercolours and in 2000 a dear friend persuaded me to try increasingly popular watermixable oils, especially for painters who have to work from home. I loved it. It fitted with my love for all nature in such a different way from watercolours, I was intrigued and that feeling hasn't left me and surprises me every time I discover another aspect of the way it can be used. I still love working in the mediums I worked in before and recently I've also begun a series of dreamscapes based, of course, on nature themes.

At times I give demonstrations of watercolour, graphites or oils in the Garden Centre Group garden centre, Wildmoor Lane, in Sherfield on Loddon and after my task of being permanent carer for my husband has ended I can again take part in exhibitions such as the Southern Nature Art in Wickham. I mainly use photos for source material, be it fauna or flora, or land or sea scapes and take subjects from each photo to make one artwork. Commissions are gladly undertaken. Explain what you would like your view of your preferred subject to be and together we can work towards that goal.