Annie Rouse 9 July - 23 July 2022

New Paintings

In this latest exhibition of new work Annie explains she was looking for a new ‘pulse’ to introduce into her table and flower paintings and was Influenced by ‘Bonnard’ and ‘Matisse’, in their use of colours and the figure.

If you are familiar with Annie’s work you will instantly notice a heightened use of colour, and when asked about this, she replied “I loved it!”.  “Mixing the right yellow to  sit on pink, for example, without it disappearing, was an enjoyable challenge.” And not wanting to create a narrative with her figure paintings she worked on making the figure have as equal importance as the flowers, tables and backgrounds.

Annie Rouse clearly has a great love of painting.  There is a quirky almost childlike spontaneity, a love of drawing, of texture and the viscosity of oil paint laid on thickly.  Many her paintings are in a large format, better to carry her vision, though in this exhibition there are also some irresistible smaller works.

Undoubtedly there are influences, Dame Elizabeth Blackadder OBE, RA, RSA, the Scottish painter is one, but like all good artists she takes from the best and disregards the rest, putting a stamp on her own work. 

Annie received a B.A. Hons in Fine Art Painting from Central St. Martins.  She has exhibited widely in Britain and overseas, including several times at the Royal Academy Summer show, The Discerning Eye at the Mall Galleries in London and many others. This will be her second solo exhibition at the gallery.

Painting illustrated:  Iris II | oil on canvas | 91 x 122 cm 

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