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Anna Woodward

Anna Woodward's work explores the subject of transcribing Greek mythological classical paintings while using her unique style of working. She is interested in and inspired by Greek mythology for its dramatic tales, rich in detail and extravagances.

Within her practice, she is interested in the colouring of these classical paintings and the structure. She works in breaking down the formal qualities through the use of colourblocking in watercolour; this helps the image to become abstracted. From here, she works back into the painting, defining detail in her own patterned style. Watercolour and oil layers are added to create a complex maze of shapes, juxtaposing transcription and decorative surface painting. Anna strives to create the feeling that the painting is taking over the image.

In the summer of 2019, Anna Woodward set up Artisan Space in Putney. Artisan Space is an artist-run gallery space located in the basement of Artisan and Vine, an artisan wine shop and deli on the Lower Richmond Road. Artisan Space is managed and curated by Anna, who is currently studying her BA Fine Art degree at City and Guilds London Art School and lives in Putney. Through the space, Anna hopes to curate shows featuring a wide range of artists, who vary in working style and age, and host a range of classes for artists of all abilities. The aim is to grow the artistic community within SW15 and to the wider areas. Artisan Space also offers a fantastic space for phenomenal private views; with the combination of the wide selection of boutique wines available, artists are able to take the opportunity to showcase their work in a more affordable and accessible way.

Artisan and Vine has a wide selection of wines and deli products to enjoy while you take the opportunity to view some art or take part in a life drawing class. Artisan Space is open from 12-8pm daily, and private views and life classes are available until 10pm. Life drawing classes take place weekly on Wednesdays from 7-9pm - check out www.instagram.com/social_drawsw15 and www.instagram.com/artisanspacesw15 for more information.

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