Anne Saunders, Plaid braid. Acrylic on linen, 92x28 cm.
Anne Saunders, Yellow tide. Acrylic and pastel on khadi paper, 56x38cm.
Images reproduced courtesy of the artist.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Anne Saunders emigrated to Australia as a young adult. The evocative power of colour is an overriding theme in her paintings that explore landscape through memory, more recently, the push and pull dichotomy of a life lived on two continents. Saunder's images are not preconceived but arrive via a personalised process - her own worn track. Repeated washings (with a range of material and media including mops or even sometimes scolding the work with hot water), the traces left are intuitively re-considered and developed. Saunders is currently Program Coordinator of Visual Arts, at the University of Ballarat. She has completed a BA (Illustration and Printmaking), 1977, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee, Scotland, and a Master of Visual Art at La Trobe University, Bendigo,1994. Anne's exhibition history is extensive, with approximately twenty national and international solo exhibitions (many with published catalogues) and numerous group exhibitions. Since 2007, she has undertaken two studio residencies in Edinburgh. Anne is currently represented by Green-Wood Gallery and Salt Contemporary Art Gallery. Her works are in private and corporate collections including the University of Ballarat.