Artist: Anne Blankson-Hemans

Anne Blankson-HemansAnne Blankson-Hemans has recently been featured in the BBC One TV programme ‘The Big Painting Challenge’ where she wowed viewers with her unique painting style and signature vivid colours.

Anne was born in Ghana in 1960 and studied at Achimota School and The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s College of Art. Anne says she was very privileged to have studied under Professor Delaquis at both institutions and names him as one of her greatest influences; both in subject matter and his use of colour.

Anne now lives in the UK and is an award-winning artist. She has exhibited with a number of national art societies at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London and was also selected in 2012 to feature in the BBC Two TV Programme ‘Show me the Monet’. Anne is a member of the Society of Women Artists (SWA) and plays an active role as a council member. Her paintings are now held in collections in Australia, America, China, Japan, and of course in the UK and Ghana.

“I don’t believe that there is a right way or a wrong way in art; it is without doubt, a subjective thing. Which is why different people appreciate it in different ways. I fully believe that everyone is inherently an artist. You can see this uninhibited beauty in the artwork of children. This purity grows with practice until one develops an individual style.” –Anne Blankson-Hemans (March 2015, BBC Radio Northampton)

Some of  her paintings:

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