Anna Reed is a professional artist who was born in London. She moved to Bedfordshire during her childhood and it was at this time she realised a passion for drawing and painting. Anna is self-taught and driven by her admiration of nature and its elegance. She predominately works in oil paint and pencil and uses precise and deliberate strokes to produce representational pieces of work.
Anna is best known for her bright but calming, accurate and detailed paintings and drawings of people, wildlife and natural surroundings.
Anna thrives on the powerful emotions that her art triggers and the happiness of others when she reveals a new piece of work.
Anna's work was long listed for the Jackson's Painting Prize 2017 and 2019. She has also been short listed for the Ken Bromley Cover competition in 2018 and 2019 and was awarded with the highly commended award in 2019. She also gained a highly commended award in the 2019 TALP Open Patchings Art Competition. This year 2020, she was delighted to be presented with the Peoples Choice award in the Creates Emerging Artist Award and was a finalist in the David Shepherd Artist of the year.
Anna currently works from her studio in Bedfordshire......
The Art Nest Gallery: This is a fabulously active gallery in Hertfordshire. The gallery was established in 2011 by Emmeline Webb. Emmeline is an amazing artist from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, she curates exquisite exhibitions and holds creative workshops in the gallery itself. www.theartnest.com
The in klover gallery: The in klover is a family run gallery in the beautiful village of Hillsborough Northern Ireland. Two sisters curate a beautiful collection of art and design all under one roof. They search far and wide to find unique artists and creatives to exhibit. www.inklover.co.uk/
Hayrack Gallery: The Hayrack gallery is in a beautiful village near Towcester, Northamptonshire. It is part of a group of independent shops converted from an old dairy farm. Well worth a visit and then go and have a slice of cake in the cafe. Art and cake......Lovely. www.thehayrackgallery.co.uk
Epanoui: This beautiful shop was founded by Hannah Paine in 2012. Epanoui is a lifestyle shop in Bedford Bedfordshire, selling high quality artwork and stunning jewellery. You would be hard pushed to walk out of the shop without buying something you will treasure. www.epanoui.co.uk/
UK Artists: This online gallery was created in 2010. It has evolved from a regional online gallery but now shows high quality artwork from the best in the United Kingdom. www.ukartistsonline.com/AnnaReed