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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1609C Swans on the River – Ann Farley
1609C Swans on the River – Ann Farley

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2030C Egret, Rain and Yucca Flowers – Ann Farley
2030C Egret, Rain and Yucca Flowers – Ann Farley

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2031C Spring at the Cottage (Brynferrion) – Ann Farley
2031C Spring at the Cottage (Brynferrion) – Ann Farley

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2032C The Arrival of Spring – Ann Farley
2032C The Arrival of Spring – Ann Farley

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C6002 Chanctonbury Figures with Seed Pods – Ann Farley
C6002 Chanctonbury Figures with Seed Pods – Ann Farley

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1129C The Conversation – Ann Farley
1129C The Conversation – Ann Farley

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1175C Waterland Spring 1 – Ann Farley
1175C Waterland Spring 1 – Ann Farley

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1176C The Gardener – Ann Farley
1176C The Gardener – Ann Farley

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1177C St Francis – Ann Farley
1177C St Francis – Ann Farley

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1178C The Night Journey – Ann Farley
1178C The Night Journey – Ann Farley

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

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1180C The Magic Garden – Ann Farley
1180C The Magic Garden – Ann Farley

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

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1182C The Poly Tunnel – Ann Farley
1182C The Poly Tunnel – Ann Farley

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1183C Painting The Seals – Ann Farley
1183C Painting The Seals – Ann Farley

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1184C What The Seals Taught Me – Ann Farley
1184C What The Seals Taught Me – Ann Farley

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1186C Tree of Promises – Ann Farley
1186C Tree of Promises – Ann Farley

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C4753 The Undertoads- Ann Farley
C4753 The Undertoads- Ann Farley

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C5331 In the Garden – Ann Farley
C5331 In the Garden – Ann Farley

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C5998 Red Sky at Night – Ann Farley
C5998 Red Sky at Night – Ann Farley

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C5997 Seagulls – Ann Farley
C5997 Seagulls – Ann Farley

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C4765 St Peters at Trentishoe – Ann Farley
C4765 St Peters at Trentishoe – Ann Farley

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C5603 Ram – Ann Farley
C5603 Ram – Ann Farley

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C5910 St Francis and the Blackbird – Ann Farley
C5910 St Francis and the Blackbird – Ann Farley

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C5604 Pembrokeshire Landscape with Bull  – Ann Farley
C5604 Pembrokeshire Landscape with Bull – Ann Farley

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C5605 Pembrokeshire Landscape with Standing Stone  – Ann Farley
C5605 Pembrokeshire Landscape with Standing Stone – Ann Farley

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C5329 Jack Snipe in the Mist – Ann Farley
C5329 Jack Snipe in the Mist – Ann Farley
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C5343 Moss Garden – Ann Farley
C5343 Moss Garden – Ann Farley
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C5344 Minehead Harbour- Ann Farley
C5344 Minehead Harbour- Ann Farley
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C5345 Swallows – Ann Farley
C5345 Swallows – Ann Farley
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C5333 Calves at Fairfield – Ann Farley
C5333 Calves at Fairfield – Ann Farley
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C5044 Birds In The Rain (Song) – Ann Farley
C5044 Birds In The Rain (Song) – Ann Farley
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C5053 Barley Field – Ann Farley
C5053 Barley Field – Ann Farley
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C5046 The Horses – Ann Farley
C5046 The Horses – Ann Farley
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C5038 The Tear Drop Bird – Ann Farley
C5038 The Tear Drop Bird – Ann Farley
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C4747 The Dream Garden, Katmandu – Ann Farley
C4747 The Dream Garden, Katmandu – Ann Farley
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C4750 Blue Anchor, The Landings – Ann Farley
C4750 Blue Anchor, The Landings – Ann Farley
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C4757 Throwing Off Childhood I – Ann Farley
C4757 Throwing Off Childhood I – Ann Farley
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C4758 Throwing Off Childhood II – Ann Farley
C4758 Throwing Off Childhood II – Ann Farley
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C4107 Garden Bird – Ann Farley
C4107 Garden Bird – Ann Farley
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