Anne is supporting the virtual format of Artweeks 2020 with her ONLINE GALLERY and SHOP at http://www.annemills.net/ where visitors can view more of her work from a safe distance and purchase some fun for themselves or for those in need of an uplift!
Newest addition is a meditation series. Anne was moved to create scenes to help those in isolation who are trying meditation - many find it difficult to visualise restful, calm environments... Images are available in either print or digital form (image for computer or other device) at http://www.annemills.net/product-category/meditation/
...if you have an isolated friend or relative, you could cheer them up by ordering a print or digital image in the shop and have it sent directly to them!
Hand crafted BELLOWS are featured on the website and are ready for purchase with free delivery to mainland UK - http://www.annemills.net/product-category/bellows/
BBQ bellows are now being constructed for the warmer weather...
ARTISAN AT WORK: A little book explaining the steps in the making of these attractive bellows can be browsed online at http://www.annemills.net/how-its-done/
Anne's work is included in a number of exhibitions and events through the year; these will be listed as they are re-scheduled. Artisans Cafe at Stanford in the Vale, perfect for unique Christmas gifts, is expected to be held as normal in early November. The Sylva Wood Centre Exhibition for Artweeks, which is to include ash bellows from Anne to complement their Ash Tree Theme for this year, is to be re-scheduled (https://www.artweeks.org/festival/2020/sylva-wood-centre).
Anne has spent some years accepting graphic design briefs for corporate images, logos and merchandise - now she has turned her mind to creating more whimsical and dramatic digital art. Anne finds inspiration all around her - environment, photographs, myths and sometimes just a bit of silliness.
As a counterpoint to computer technology, Anne enjoys the calming wood and leather work in creating hand-crafted bellows. Inspiration comes from the character of the wood, and choosing the leather - then watching as it evolves into a practical fire maker. She says she started making bellows because she got tired of sticking her head in the fire and blowing!
This combination of artist and artisan gives Anne’s art its unique character.
See an eclectic range of interesting subjects, and distinctive fireside bellows at http://www.annemills.net/