Annemarie was born in Vienna/Austria on 8th December 1959. She came to London in January 1980. During the early 1980s, life unfolded for Annemarie in the UK, and now she considers herself more British in tune than she ever felt with Austria.
Since her childhood Annemarie has developed her drawing abilities, but she has begun to use colour during her first months in London. The friends she’d made and people she’d met encouraged her to go to Art College. Annemarie studied 3 years Painting & Drawing, and Art-Foundation at Sir John Cass School of Art in London, Whitechapel.
However, during the years that followed, she mainly produced drawings, which she sold to collectors from all over the world in the heart of London along Green Park Piccaddilly W1. Only after she could leave an unhappy marriage, around 1990, Annemarie was able to focus on her creative roots again. Her earlier studies led Annemarie to explore the exciting possibilities of colour, different media and methods. She has always returned to painting in oils, but with a fresh and exciting attitude. Painting in oils became her favourite medium. For some years Annemarie often used strong, but dark colours in most of her work. She has been creating paintings of a surreal nature, which often were a reflection of turbulent emotional moments, amongst her abstract and her figurative work. After moving to the country (Hertfordshire), she met her second husband in 1996, George W Gill, a very talented artist. George encouraged her artistic talent, and they became critics of each other’s work, which led both their art work to stretch and evolve. George often guided her how to See when looking. After some time, Annemarie began to use lighter and more expressive colours. Her paintings became mainly figurative, developing a more painterly style. Annemarie has always loved wildlife and horses. Having her own horse and working with horses for about ten years provided her with the insight and inspiration for many equestrian paintings. She has exhibited her equestrian paintings at selected UK race courses including Lingfield,Kempton Park,Newmarket. Her subject matters have included any marine aspects, landscapes, people, wildlife, and inanimate objects.
Music has been an important part of her life and of her paintings, influencing them in some parts. Listening to music and playing the bass guitar or piano, often are the energy and inspiration behind many ideas.
Annemarie ultimately aims to capture the movement and the feeling of what she sees, expressing this by combining figurative elements and moving towards the abstract.
Annemarie attended a Workshop with Ken Paine at the London Mall Galleries in 2007, which has led her to explore portrait paintings. In 2014 - Annemarie had work SHORTLISTED at the ROYAL WEST of ENGLAND ACADEMY (RWA) Bristol. In 2013 - Annemarie EXHIBITED and SOLD her work at the ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS LONDON (RA Summer Exhibition). In 2006 - Annemarie had her work ACCEPTED by the ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS LONDON (RA Summer Exhibition). Annemarie FEATURED in the ‘EAST ANGLIAN DAILY PRESS’ several times in the past. Annemarie has been a member of: IPSWICH ART SOCIETY ( IAS ) for over a decade
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