Ann Winn, who died in 2015 at the age of 84, was an instinctive and masterly colourist with formidable command of her chosen media, whether oil, watercolour, gouache, pastel or ink. Her essential subjects were the landscape and the interior, which she could simplify to the point of abstraction whilst indulging her delight in ornament, pattern and decoration. She worked both on the spot and in the studio capturing images from her extensive travels to Greece, Turkey, Nepal, India, Morocco and closer to home Wales and Suffolk. She has been described as a ‘Neo-romantic impressionist, with a touch of Bloomsbury at its best’ and a ‘latter-day fauve, unselfconscious in her debt to Matisse.
Trained at the Slade School of Fine Art
Solo Exhibitions; Annex Gallery, London, (1977, 1979), Christopher Hull Gallery, London, (1981, 1982, 1986, 1989, 1993, 1995) and Cleveland Bridge Gallery, Bath, (1987, 1992).
Group Exhibitions in London include Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, New English Art Club, London Group of British and Contemporary Painters, Royal Society of British Artists, Another Pair of Eyes at Michael Parkin Gallery, The Discerning Eye at Mall Galleries. Group exhibitions abroad took her work to Skyros, Athens and Chicago.
Works owned by The Arts Council, British Museum, Northumberland County Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Painting for Hospitals Collection, Pictures for Schools and many private collectors.