I was born in a sunny city in Eastern Europe. A lot of my childhood I spent at the backstage of the family puppet theatre where I used to grow up with the puppets and sets of each new performance. I would make stories about the characters that were different from the plot of the plays. At first I was shorter than the puppets, then finally got taller. It’s probably when it started – I see a personal story in each object or creature and this I convey in my illustrations and texts.
Back home I was surrounded by my dad’s paints and pictures. I used to play with sketchbooks, which I continually filled with my crayons, page after page of big smiling suns with thick hairs of colourful rays… read more...
Upcoming & Current exhibitions:
Salisbury 36 from 26 Nov
Salisbury Art Trail June 2020
Frome Open Studios July 2020
My sketches are now on Instagram
© Anna Shuttlewood 2020