Friday, 10 July 2009
Framed Prints and a wide range of Greeting Cards now at Arts Hut.
Annie Soudain was born near Dover in Kent; her early childhood spent in Truro, Cornwall. She attended school in Dover before studying art for four years at Canterbury College of Art. She took an art teacher’s diploma at Brighton College of Art and subsequently taught art in Brighton. She left to have three children, living for several years on boats in England and France and settling by the sea in Sussex. She exhibits with Rye Society of Artists, the Sussex Guild, the Society of Botanical Artists, the National Society of Painters, Sculptors, & Printmakers (Her ‘Warren Glen’ linoprint won their 2008 Mathew White Ridley Prize for Printmaking), Four Seasons Artists (a new group showing annually in the New Forest’s magnificent Exbury Gardens), Hastings group SOCO, and at local galleries. She has work in private collections in Britain, France, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. She was winner of the Frisk/Talens Purchase Prize at the 1992 ‘Art in Nature’ exhibition. Plus is a regular artist-in-residence at Nature in Art (the International Centre for Wildlife Art), Gloucester. Annie has also painted 6 large panels for cruise liner Saga Rose as well as doing work for the National Trust. Annie enjoys painting in watercolour, gouache, and silk dyes (wax-resist); also printmaking — mostly linocuts, using various techniques. Fabric collage is another favourite medium.