Contact details for Anne Farmer:
Anne Farmer has been painting full-time for 14 years, having retired from helping to run Moorlynch Vineyard at Spring Farm. She began in 2004 by putting ‘a toe in the water’ at Somerset Artweeks and has taken part annually since then.
Anne’s favourite medium is watercolour, using the variety of approaches and techniques available to watercolour painters today: vibrant colours loosely applied, with occasional use of ink, collage and texture mediums. Her inspiration is various – whatever takes her fancy: landscape features prominently, showing scenes both local and from further afield. Animals, boats, figures and farm buildings are also favourites. The result is a lively, bright collection of work that doesn’t fit into any particular category. ‘ The joy is to see where the paint takes you.’
Somerset scenes appear frequently. Trips to the Lake District provide a contrast, and pen and ink drawings are a regular feature of a couple of local monthly magazines. While prints as such are rarely produced, she has a selection of her work on greetings cards and most years a calendar called ‘Somerset Scenes’ gives a seasonal look at the surroundings. A recent innovation has been coasters featuring her British Wildlife card illustrations.
She leads a handful of local artists and would-be artists in a community art project, with the aim of publishing.a book of sketches based on the lanes , fields and farms around Moorlinch .
Anne Farmer is a longtime member of the Bridgwater-based Chandos Society of Artists who specialise in ‘en plein air’ painting, and she is also a founder member and co-organiser of Moorlinch Art Group.
Anne has exhibits in local galleries, including Wells, Frome, Glastonbury and Taunton. The local pub, The Ring O’bells in Moorlinch, has a regularly changed selection – providing an excuse (if one were needed) to pop down the road… She has undertaken many commissions including gardens, houses and pets.