Anne Gordon was born
in Glasgow where she studied at Glasgow School of Art; she then taught in
Glasgow schools, followed by peripatetic teaching in primary schools in West
Stirlingshire where she now lives.
She has had several solo
exhibitions and shows work in most of the major Scottish exhibitions. She has
exhibited in London, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and has been
represented by Duncan Miller Fine Art at 20th Century Art Fairs at the Royal
College of Art, plus Art '94 and '95 at the Business Design Centre, London.
She was the winner of
Lauder Awards, Glasgow Society of Women Artists in 1986 and 1987.
Influences range from the
Scottish Colourists and Scottish women painters, Joan Eardley and Anne Redpath,
to Nicolas de Stael and Richard Diebenkorn. Anne finds the subject matter for
her paintings from travels to Turkey, Tobago, Italy and the Scottish islands.
Over the past twenty years she has enjoyed great success with her sympathetic
and colourful impressions of landscapes in Scotland and the Mediterranean.
Colour, mood and the spirit of place are the most important issues for her. In
looking to the future, her aim is the distillation of subject matter and a much
greater simplicity in the final image.