Ann makes art as inherently as breathing; it flows through her fingers and out into the world on paper, in clay, even cement. Her first paintings were done as a child in one of the out islands of the Bahamas where she painted the Bahamian ladies in oil. Her sculptures were first made even earlier made from iron rich ditch clay from her family’s farm in Sussex, she fired them in a dustbin full of sawdust and still has them to this day. Her work is a continuous series, a flow that mirrors the strong sculptural lines, which characterise her work. At times spare and bold her work strips away the superfluous noise in her world and becomes one with her subconscious creating profound pieces which elevate us into a spiritual place. Her work often has classical mythology and biblical references. She is inspired by many artists including; Matisse, Picasso, and Vanessa Bell.

Her work is always made in response to an event, a happening, a moment in her life, whether it be internal, external, place related, or about something she has read or seen. Like a visual journal, she works either directly from life or from her imagination and often one becomes the other.

“I always take a sketchbook and wherever I am I just start drawing and see where I get to… These days I often use chalk pastels to start the process, I tend to use either white or any colour that I most feel like using which can often have little to do with what’s in front of me. Then I tend to rub everything out with a cloth and see what I have and then work back in with paint or pastel or line or an eraser.
My work has changed from a more planned approach (drawings were always spontaneous) to an across the board spontaneity even when I am working with concrete.
My work a strong thread that has run through my 58 years, it has comforted me and kept me company and through it I have endeavored to make sense of things as I journey along.”

Ann’s work is sought after and collected internationally, she has exhibited widely and won several award and prizes including the Dorothy Fielding Prize for Anatomy, the Edward Fawcett memorial prize for Anatomy, a Distinction in Anatomy at 2nd MB CHB and the Anatomy Illustration Prize.

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3088C Lovers in Dream Garden, Kathmandu – Ann Farley
3088C Lovers in Dream Garden, Kathmandu – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 14cm x 10.5cm Outside frame size: 30cm x 28.5cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3089C Charollais Under the Copper Beeches, Fairfields Stogursey – Ann Farley
3089C Charollais Under the Copper Beeches, Fairfields Stogursey – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 19.5cm x 21.5cm Outside frame size: 38cm x 41cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3090C Assynt Landscape, Ram – Ann Farley
3090C Assynt Landscape, Ram – Ann Farley
Mixed Media and Collage on Board [space_20] Image size: 28cm x 8cm Outside frame size: 44cm x 25cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3091C Lynton Church – Ann Farley
3091C Lynton Church – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 28.5cm x 26.5cm Outside frame size: 46cm x 47cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3093C The End of the Road- Ann Farley
3093C The End of the Road- Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 43cm x 21cm Outside frame size: 65cm x 43cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3094C Akaroa (Banks Peninsula) New Zealand – Ann Farley
3094C Akaroa (Banks Peninsula) New Zealand – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 42cm x 33.5cm Outside frame size: 62.5cm x 55.5cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3096C Snowdrops – Ann Farley
3096C Snowdrops – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 37.5cm x 24.5cm Outside frame size: 57cm x 42cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3100C Standing Stone I – Ann Farley
3100C Standing Stone I – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media and collage [space_20] Image size: 15cm x 20cm Outside frame size: 27.5cm x 33cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3101C Standing Stone II – Ann Farley
3101C Standing Stone II – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media and collage [space_20] Image size: 15cm x 20cm Outside frame size: 27.5cm x 33cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3102C Mother and Child – Ann Farley
3102C Mother and Child – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media and collage [space_20] Image size: 15cm x 20cm Outside frame size: 27.5cm x 33cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3103C Mother – Ann Farley
3103C Mother – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media and collage [space_20] Image size: 10.5cm x 15cm Outside frame size: 26.5cm x 31.5cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3104C Gorse in Bloom over Hurlstone – Ann Farley
3104C Gorse in Bloom over Hurlstone – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 28cm x 17.5cm Outside frame size: 43cm x 34.5cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3105C Selworthy Church – Ann Farley
3105C Selworthy Church – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media and collage [space_20] Image size: 18.5cm x 12.5cm Outside frame size: 35cm x 30cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3107C Grahams’s Pool – Ann Farley
3107C Grahams’s Pool – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 62cm x 47.5cm Outside frame size: 88cm x 68.5cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3108C Procession of Characters I – Ann Farley
3108C Procession of Characters I – Ann Farley
Framed original painting on paper [space_20] Image size: 58.5cm x 20.5cm Outside frame size: 78cm x 39cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3109C Procession of Characters II – Ann Farley
3109C Procession of Characters II – Ann Farley
Framed original painting on paper [space_20] Image size: 55cm x 20.5cm Outside frame size: 774cm x 39cm [space_20] [space_20]
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2277C Singing to the Seals – Ann Farley
2277C Singing to the Seals – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 29.5cm x 31.5cm Outside frame size: 48cm x 49cm [space_20] [space_20]
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2278C Man and the Moon – Ann Farley
2278C Man and the Moon – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 24cm x 20.5cm Outside frame size: 42cm x 39cm [space_20] [space_20]
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1175C Waterland Spring 1 – Ann Farley
1175C Waterland Spring 1 – Ann Farley

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Image size: 33cm x 29cm

Outside frame size: 50cm x 37.5cm

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1179C Waterland Spring II – Ann Farley
1179C Waterland Spring II – Ann Farley

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Image size: 34cm x 29cm

Outside frame size: 52cm x 47.5cm

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1181C Walking on the Ridge – Ann Farley
1181C Walking on the Ridge – Ann Farley

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Image size: 57.5cm x 39.5cm

Outside frame size: 75.5cm x 58.5cm

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2807C Red Sky at Night – Ann Farley
2807C Red Sky at Night – Ann Farley
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C5329 Jack Snipe in the Mist – Ann Farley
C5329 Jack Snipe in the Mist – Ann Farley
Framed original pastel [space_20] Image size: 58cm x 80cm Outside frame size: 77cm x 101cm [space_20] [space_20]
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C5343 Moss Garden – Ann Farley
C5343 Moss Garden – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 20cm x 15cm Outside frame size: 29cm x 24cm [space_20] [space_20]
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C5344 Minehead Harbour- Ann Farley
C5344 Minehead Harbour- Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 17cm x 25cm Outside frame size: 33cm x 42.5cm [space_20] [space_20]
£235.00 Add to cart
C5046 The Horses – Ann Farley
C5046 The Horses – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 41cm x 58cm Outside frame size: 61cm x 78cm [space_20] [space_20]
£350.00 Add to cart
C5038 The Tear Drop Bird – Ann Farley
C5038 The Tear Drop Bird – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 23cm x 27cm Outside frame size: 31cm x 46cm [space_20] [space_20]
£325.00 Add to cart
C4747 The Dream Garden, Katmandu – Ann Farley
C4747 The Dream Garden, Katmandu – Ann Farley
Framed original oil on board [space_20] Image size: 19.5cm x 27cm Outside frame size: 37.5cm x 45cm [space_20] [space_20]
£275.00 Add to cart
C4758 Throwing Off Childhood II – Ann Farley
C4758 Throwing Off Childhood II – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 15cm x 25cm Outside frame size: 27cm x 39.5cm [space_20] [space_20]
£185.00 Add to cart
C4107 Garden Bird – Ann Farley
C4107 Garden Bird – Ann Farley
Framed original oil on paper [space_20] Image size: 10cm x 15cm [space_20] [space_20]
£175.00 Add to cart
C4363 Mole – Ann Farley
C4363 Mole – Ann Farley
Framed original watercolour [space_20] Image size: 20cm x 10cm Outside frame size: 34cm x 25.5cm [space_20] [space_20]
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C4091 Woman on the Balcony (Kathmandu) – Ann Farley
C4091 Woman on the Balcony (Kathmandu) – Ann Farley
Framed original acrylic on card [space_20] Image size: 24cm x 12cm [space_20] [space_20]
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C4108 The Red Field – Ann Farley
C4108 The Red Field – Ann Farley
Framed original charcoal and emulsion on paper [space_20] Image size: 29cm x 40cm [space_20] [space_20]
£325.00 Add to cart
C5910 St Francis and the Blackbird – Ann Farley
C5910 St Francis and the Blackbird – Ann Farley

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Image size: 28cm x 34.5cm

Outside frame size: 47cm x 54cm

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3092C The Garden at Egypt – Ann Farley
3092C The Garden at Egypt – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 27.5cm x 42cm Outside frame size: 44cm x 58.5cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3095C Blossom – Ann Farley
3095C Blossom – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 37.5cm x 23cm Outside frame size: 56.5cm x 43cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3087C Waterland – Ann Farley
3087C Waterland – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 13.5cm x 10.5cm Outside frame size: 30cm x 28.5cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3106C Ponies – Ann Farley
3106C Ponies – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media and collage [space_20] Image size: 29cm x 20cm Outside frame size: 47cm x 39cm [space_20] [space_20]
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2276C Hares – Ann Farley
2276C Hares – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media [space_20] Image size: 24.5cm x 46.5cm Outside frame size: 41cm x 57cm [space_20] [space_20]
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C5604 Pembrokeshire Landscape with Bull  – Ann Farley
C5604 Pembrokeshire Landscape with Bull – Ann Farley

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