Everytime I look at the painting it is as if Zuhri has been momentarily brought back to life.
Perhaps the first thing people usually notice about Anne's paintings are the eyes of her subject. So many have said that when you look into the eyes of one of Anne’s paintings you look into the soul of the animal and they are alive. Anne constantly strives to apply paint to canvas and create life.
Anne was born into a family of talented painters and cannot remember a time when she did not draw or paint. She also cannot remember a time when she was not fascinated by animals, and the family pets included fish, mice and cats. Within months of her marriage, she and her husband bought their first Dalmatian, the breed she still owns, and Anne’s art took a definite turn towards animals from which it only occasionally wavers.
Anne works as a full-time artist and began to paint professionally over 30 years ago and has during that time gained a reputation for paintings of quality which are not only realistic but capture the personality of each individual animal. She has painted vast numbers of pets for people and some of the very highest winning show dogs in the world. Her paintings are held in collections world-wide and have been chosen as the top prizes in competitions held by luxury home magazine and pet food companies.
In 2016 Anne was approached by the Kennel Club Arts Foundation to paint the 2016 Crufts Best in Show winner, the Westie, Devon - Champion Burneze Geordie Girl.The painting was presented to the Kennel Club Arts Foundation Chairman, Tom Mather at Crufts in March 2017. Also present was Devon herself, together with Marie Burns her owner, who has received a limited edition print of the painting.
This was followed in 2017 by another commission from the Kennel Club to paint that year's Crufts Best in Show, the American Cocker Spaniel, Miami - Show Champion Afterglow Miami Ink.This photo shows Anne together with Crufts Chairman, Tom Mather at the Kennel Club in London.
Once again in 2018 Anne was appraoched by the Kennel Club to paint that year's Crufts Best in Show, the Whippet - Tease - Champion Collooney Tartan Tease.This photo shows Anne together with Crufts Chairman and Chairman of the Kennel Club Arts Foundation, Tom Mather, Yvette and David Short and Tease.
Anne was thrilled to be asked yet again to paint the 2019 winner of Crufts, the Papillon - Dylan the Villain - Multi Ch. Planet Waves Forver Young Daydream Believers. What a delightful, sparkling little dog this is!
Crufts Presentation 2019
Crufts Best In Show 2016
The official Kennel Club commissioned portrait of the West Highland White Terrier, Ch Burneze Geordie Girl, (Devon) who is owned by Marie Burns
Crufts Best In Show 2017
The official Kennel Club commissioned portrait of the American Cocker Spaniel, Sh Champion Afterglow Miami Ink, (Miami) who is owned by Jason Lynn and Rui Jorge da Silva
Crufts Best In Show 2018
The official Kennel Club commissioned portrait of the Whippet, Ch Collooney Tartan Tease, (Tease) who is owned by Yvette and David Short
Crufts Best In Show 2019
The official Kennel Club commissioned portrait of the Papillon, Multi Ch. Planet Waves Forver Young Daydream Believers, (Dylan) who is owned by Kathleen Roosens
A small handful of comments about Anne's paintings.
Tears flowing!!!...OMG she is beautiful. I can’t stop sobbing…
My heart stopped when I opened the box. It looks exactly like my Bella...Thank you Anne...you truly captured her sweet soul...
...it is perfect , I captures him exactly how he was. I am sat here In floods of tears thinking we have a lasting memory of him.thank you so much.
...has more than just made me happy it touched my soul, just as you have captured his soul with your brush. I talk to the painting every day...
...loved his painting..he cried....he was very emotional... He said the same as me.. The eyes.. .