Ann Armitage b. 1959
Born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire 1959, Ann studied Painting at Canterbury College of Art and Design, graduating in 1987 with a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art. The following three years she rented a studio in Faversham where she continued to practice.
After a three month trip around Spain, Ann based herself in London, working part time as a gardener to support her painting and extensive travels to Nepal and India. During this time her work was accepted on several occasions into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Discerning Eye Exhibition, the New English Art Club, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters at the Mall Galleries. In 1998 she settled in London, rented a studio in Parade Mews, Tulse Hill exhibiting her work with various galleries around the country with a Solo Show in Bergen, Norway at Gallery Urd.
In 2006 Ann relocated to West Penwith in Cornwall. She was invited by selector, Fred Cuming RA to exhibit six pieces in the 2008 Discerning Eye Exhibition and won the Regional Prize for the West Country, the same year her painting was accepted into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. In 2009 her work was selected for the Royal West of England Academy Exhibition and was included in a guided commentary about the exhibition.
Ann currently exhibits with Porthminster Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall. Jackson Gallery, Rock, Cornwall. Panter & Hall, London. Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Hampshire. The Jerram Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset and The Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire.
WINTER GLOWA glittering showcase of winter delights 3 Dec 2021 - 5 Feb 2022Showcasing precious handpicked offerings by guest and gallery artists, including: Ann Armitage's rich still life paintings; Michael Thacker's hand-carved stone sculptures embellished with 24k gold; Sotis Filippides' ceramic bowls lined with 24k gold, and platinum ; Tony Scrivener's painterly still lifes ; Lara Scobie's ceramic vessels with 23k gold interiors;...