Mather Gallery catches up with the talented and gracious local artist Anne Blundell to find out more about her background and inspiration behind her stunning paintings and successful career.
"I grew up in what was a little fishing village on the outskirts of Southport, Lancashire. Our family house was third from the 'Embankment' that held back the Irish Sea. My Grandfather was a fisherman and Southport was famous for its potted shrimp. As a child I was allowed to wander along the embankment and onto the marsh often joined by Malcolm who many years later became my husband and unsurprisingly he came from a family of fishermen.
"I attended a Girls grammar school and became a Registered Nurse. After marrying I joined a local company and over the years became the head of a National Metrology Laboratory. Throughout my working career I painted for friends and family. Now our children have grown up I have been able to give up full time work and concentrate on painting.
"What influences my painting? I enjoy nature and wild countryside yet like to feel as happy and carefree as I did wandering the Marsh and climbing over old washed up boats. Painting naive waterside scenes is particularly satisfying as I can express myself in the spirit of the story without the constraints of perspective or realistic hues, and enter a somewhat imaginative world where all can share in these holiday experiences and memories'."
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