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Anne Aspinall was born in Manchester in 1949 and trained at Manchester College of Art.  She joined the Longden Gallery & Workshops in 1986 as a printmaker specialising in etching.  From 1988 to 1989 she travelled extensively in Europe and North Africa where the effects of strong sunlight on the desert landscape and the rich texture and patterns of the architecture and textiles made a lasting impression.

Anne’s work is a personal response to the patterns and rhythms inherent in the landscape and the subtle changes of light and colour through the seasons.  She has been profoundly influenced by the work of the Scottish painters William Gillies and Barbara Rae as well as the Catterline landscapes of Joan Eardley.  In addition to the intense colours of Morocco, her current subject matter encompasses the hills and valleys of North Wales, the Peak District, where she lives and works, and the coastline around the British Isles.

Her paintings start with the monoprint process where ink is applied to a perspex plate using rollers.  This enables transparent layers of colour to be built up and texture is added by working back into the ink using stencils, brushes and rags.  The image is then transferred onto paper by use of an etching press.  When the inks have dried, Anne works into the monoprint with chalk, oil pastel and paint to achieve the final mixed media painting.

Selected Exhibitions
1990     Harlech Summer Exhibition – Solo Show (also 93 – 2003)
1992     Kings School Annual Exhibition (also 93,94,95,96)
1993     The White Room Gallery, Harlech (also 94 – 2003)
1993     The Broekman Gallery, Chester
1994     John Boulton Fine Art, Salop (also 96,99,01)
1994     Artlink Showcase Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery (also
1994     The Royal West of England Academy – National Open Print
1997     The Chapel of Art, Criccieth (Summer 97 - 02)
1998     Heffers Art Mart, Cambridge (also 99,00.01,02)
1998     The Lime Gallery, Laguna Beach, California – Cool Britannia(also 98 – 02)
1999     East Cheshire Hospice Appeal Exhibition (also 00,02,04)
1999     Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Off the Wall Exhibition (also 00,01)
1999     Artists @ Work, Cheshire Open Studios touring Exhibition

2000     Harlech International Open Printmaking Exhibition
2001     The Gallery, Leek – Spring Exhibition
2001     Astley Annual Open, Astley Hall, Lancs.
2001     “Ripple” Ropewalk Gallery, Barton-on-Humber
2001     Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Selected Women Artists Exh.
2001     Portico Gallery, Manchester – Christmas Show (also 02)
2001     Wendy Levy Fine Art, Manchester – Group Show (also 02)
2002     Artists @Work Cheshire Open Studios (also 00,01,03,04,05)
2002     Park View Gallery, Birmingham, Christmas Exh. (also 01,05)
2003     ‘Making It’ Park View Gallery, Birmingham
2003     Manchester Art Show, Urbis, Manchester
2003     Summer Exhibition, Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester
2004     Two Person Show. Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester
2004     The Wall, Ely, Cambs.
2005     1st Cheshire Artists Network Exhibition, Wendy Levy Fine Art
2005     Anne Aspinall & Julie Allen, The Mill House Gallery, Parbold
2005     The Manchester Art Show, The M.I.C.C.
2005     Cheshire Open Studios Exhibition, The Brindley, Runcorn
2006     Regatta Fine Art, Holt, Norfolk
2006     Summer Exhibition, Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester
2006     Summer Exhibition, Wendy Levy Fine Art, Manchester
2006     Summer Exhibition, The Gorstella Gallery, Chester

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