Anne Aspinall CV
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.
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