Search:



Local Artist Profile: Ann Russell

Posted: 1pm 30 May 2019

During her years as a mixed media artist, Ann Russell has come to be an expert in combining creativity and nostalgia. A local of the Moreton Bay Region, Ann is one of the many talented artists that belong to Creative Samford Inc. where her aim is to create meaningful artwork by exploring various emotions and spiritual connections that can be made to her pieces.

Styling

Being a mixed media artist, Ann Russell’s list of abilities is quite broad. She investigates a mix of transcendence, sacredness, memory, time and space in her artistry. One of her most prominent inspirations is nature, specifically with how she explores both the spiritual and psychic connections that come from plants, animals, water and even the sky. Through creating these artworks that are not just to provide a visually appealing experience, but also to provoke creativity and diversity, she believes that art provides a different kind of magic that can cause the 21st century to become a more sustainable and habitable world.

Accomplishments

Throughout her creative career, Ann Russell has been the very deserving winner of a number of awards. In the years 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017 she was a finalist at the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards. These haven’t been the only time she’s been a finalist however, she’s also been a high achiever at the following:

  • She… Who Discovers
  • Rhythm of Life
  • Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
  • Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition
  • She… Who Loves
  • Stanthorpe Art Festival
  • Blake Prize, Director’s Cut
  • She…
  • Sculpture @ Scenic World
  • Salvage

Her talent is extremely commendable as she’s also been the winner of numerous awards:

  • Mayor’s Choice Award
  • RSPCA Christmas Card Design Winner
  • First Place of WetlandCare Australia National Art Competition and Exhibition
  • Merit Award Moreton Bay Region Art Awards

Where to find her now?

As much as Ann Russell enjoys art herself, she just as much loves to share the joy of art with others. As well as being an art creator, she’s been an art teacher and educator for many years now. Hosting classes in numerous places where people can come and learn her very own techniques. Currently, she is known for the Introduction to Watercolour class she hosts at the Samford Arts Trail. With this class – everyone walks away as an artist with their very own completed painting. However, if you would simply just like to view and enjoy her stunning art – they can be found in a number of different galleries. One, in particular, is located in the Moreton Bay Region – the Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery.

Samford Arts Trail 2019

Ann Russell was one of the artists hosting workshops for the Samford and Surrounds Art Trail and Open Studios 2019. Collated by Creative Samford Inc., the Samford and Surrounds Art Trail and Open Studios (the annual event is held each weekend from June 1 - 23) is dedicated to showcasing local artistic works, developing the lively creative arts community and establishing Samford as a thriving art scene. In 2019 the month-long program included a suite of creative workshops from textiles to block carving, hosted by local artists. Ann Russell's workshops included Adventures in Mixed Media and Introduction to Watercolour.

Share

Trending

Raise a fork to the 2019 Forkies Award Winners

Over the past few months, Forkies fever has spread well and truly throughout the Moreton Bay region, with more than 50 cafes, restaurants and bars rallying locals behind their campaign to claim top prize at the inaugural Forkies Eat & Drink Awards…

Bite Markets plan tasty reopening

Tell your tastebuds to brace themselves, Bite Markets at North Harbour are reopening on July 3 and 4…

More you might like:

Trending

Local Stories   •   4-9-2018  •   Kylie Knight

Artist Tricia Reust chasing her best yet

Local artist Tricia Reust, still chasing her best piece to take out the Bald Archy …

Local Stories   •   9-10-2018  •   Kylie Knight

Phillip Piperides is the man behind the Bee Gees Way Sculpture and other Brisbane creations.

The Sculpture behind many of South East Queensland iconic bronze statues, including the two of the Bee Gees in Bee Gees Way, hails from the Moreton Bay Region.…

Local Stories   •   26-10-2018  •   Kylie Knight

Medieval sculpture rediscovered at The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology

500-year-old relic rediscovered at Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology. …

Arts & Culture   •   28-2-2019  •   Renee Gusa

Contemporary Australian Poetry – Meet Moreton Bay Region Poets

Moreton Bay Region is home to incredible contemporary Australian poetry writers. Take a look at 5 local talents, and discover poetry groups in Redcliffe and Pine Rivers.…

Local History   •   8-5-2019  •   Kylie Knight

Step back in time at Caboolture Historical Village

If history is your thing, a morning at the Caboolture Historical Village offers an insight into what life was like last century in the Caboolture district. …

Arts & Culture   •   30-5-2019  •   Rochelle Lyons

Local Artist Profile: Ann Russell

During her years as a mixed media artist, Ann Russell has come to be an expert in combining creativity and nostalgia. A local of the Moreton Bay Region, Ann is one of the many talented artists that belong to Creative Samford Inc.…

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close