I am a professional artist living in Kineton, Warwickshire. My work is profoundly influenced by our diverse and beautiful landscape, quirky harbours and coastal areas of Great Britain. I delight in experimenting with various mediums to create an exciting blend of textures, shapes and vibrant colours within my paintings. I use a combination of gesso, acrylic inks and acrylics for their wonderful versatility, movement and depth of colour. I aim to give my audience the romance & memory of a scene, either real or imagined that evokes a positive or nostalgic memory.
I am looking forward to exhibiting my artwork online, via Facebook and Instagram this year. I am also part of a wonderful group of artists and artisans who will exhibiting as Arts in the Cotswolds. The group comprises of 7 talented artists, they include:
Melanie Charles Artists
Sharon Highway Journal maker
Lizzie Waterfield Printmaker
Ronald Turner Artist
Lis Mann Textile Artists
Anya Simmons Artists (this is me!)
Penny Varley Ceramics
Web links to the Arts in the Cotswolds profile:
The virtual exhibition will run from May 1st to the 23rd of May 2021. I will have a variety of original landscape paintings, harbours and coastal scenes, limited edition Giclée prints, Gems (open edition prints) and beautiful MDF and slate coasters on show. There will be some great offers on too! All my work will be available to purchase through my website at https://www.anyasimmons.co.uk/. Please do feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or see something you like. Enjoy the virtual show 2021.
Hi, I'm Anya,
I've always been interested in the Arts, but my professional career started with the completion of a BEd teaching degree with Art and Design. I enjoyed a successful career as a primary school teacher for many years, before going on to pursue my passion and love for art. My first solo exhibition was held at Walton village, in 2005, and I was overwhelmed by the response. This success encouraged me to continue developing my own expressive and individual style and I have enjoyed exhibiting in various galleries throughout the UK, holding regular events and exhibitions throughout the year.
I love beautiful coastal landscapes, quirky harbours and the ever-changing countryside of Great Britain. This is where my true inspiration comes from and my enjoyment of working with various mediums creating an exciting blend of textures, shapes and vibrant colours; whilst continually experimenting with the effects that can be created using gesso, acrylic, acrylic inks and a variety of mark making materials. The resulting depth of colour, movement and versatility that can be achieved using these elements is what I find really exciting. Often, I will imagine a scene and decide how I want certain colours to flow together to create a particular atmosphere. I get enormous pleasure from examining the form, colours, light and textures within our diverse landscape and am continually striving to capture this.
All of my artwork, including new originals, are available to be viewed or purchased on my own website. The Shop website page shows my artwork split down into different themes which includes: Seascapes, Landscapes and my quirky World Series. There are a wide variety of framed/mounted originals, Giclée prints and coasters available, all ready to be delivered straight to your door. If you prefer to collect from my home address, that option is also available. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.
You can view my artwork or contact me via the following:
Mobile Phone Number: 07805 954169
You can also follow me on social media
or through the Arts in the Cotswolds links