Keep well and safe
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...
the 100 day project
In addition to my work I'm trying to find distraction from the current situation I'm looking at something else that also concerns me deeply and will be happening for a while still. For this year's #the100dayproject I will be looking at the Red List of Critically Endangered and Endangered species of animals threatened with extinction. I will create 100 small but cheerful and endearing pieces of artwork featuring a different animal from these categories. I will offer these for sale at some point and a percentage of the money raised I will donate to the Red List. Follow me @annashuttlewoodartist on Instagram for a daily image of an endangered animal.
View the artworks here >>
Changes to Upcoming & Current exhibitions due to covid-19:
Salisbury Art Trail June 2020 - cancelled
Frome Open Studios July 2020 - this will now be a virtual exhibition. More details soon.
My sketches are now on Instagram
© Anna Shuttlewood 2020