Artist Anna Cole’s works have a geometric, loosely Cubist feel and her latest collection ‘Revamped’ sports a sumptuous rainbow of colour. “Creating this new body of work has been insightful for me and my creative process moving forward. I’ve also used over 30 different colours in each piece and they have all been mixed by hand. Painting for me is like Pringles – once I pop the lid off my paint pods, I just can’t stop!” says Anna.
“When I paint, I not only paint for my stockists, audience and clients, I paint for myself too. Painting for me is methodical and it’s my Zen and I hope when people purchase my work they get an understanding of this. For me, a world with no colour would be boring and there are millions of colours in this world. So I mix each from scratch. Nothing comes from a tube or tub,” says Anna.
Anna’s latest collection sees her experiment with overlapping. “I’ve been mixing my previous paintings in Photoshop, using the shapes and colours as my inspiration. Of course, when mixing the colours or drawing on a larger scale canvas they do present differently, so this makes them loosely based on two older original pieces to create more depth, detail and colour,” says Anna.
“I’ve wanted to evolve as an artist and create pieces that are even bolder than my last collection but not to dissimilar. I want people to recognise an evolutionary growth path in my paintings. And finally, so much love and planning goes into each piece and I still pinch myself everyday knowing I get to do what I love for a living,” says Anna.
Photography: Armelle Habib | Styling: Julia Green for Greenhouse Design and Harlow + Willow