About

I was born in Udine, Italy and moved to London in the late seventies. I studied Fine art and Critical Studied at St Martins School of Art. I worked and exhibited in London for several years before moving to Hastings in East Sussex where I now live and work. My studio is in Oak Passage in Hastings Old Town, a few yards from the sea front.

My work is  inspired by  the weather and the sea of  the East Sussex coastline , and how they relate to each other. It focuses on depth of colour , scale and texture. Brush strokes, washes and paint surface suggest the  ever changing nature of the waves and weather , ranging from dramatic turn moil to peaceful calm. The palette I use is a response to the atmospheric mood of the sky and the sea in  East Sussex.

My paintings comprise  seascapes and landscapes as well as human figures, dogs and seagulls .

The work covers a range of sizes from large (120 x100cm) to small scale (30x40cm). I use acrylic or oil  on canvas and board.

I have exhibited in a number of venues in Italy, London and East Sussex.

To mention some:

London: The Mall Gallery, Riverside Studios,The London Institute, South Hill Arts Centre, The Observer building in Wandsworth , Centre 181 Gallery, London College of Furniture
Hastings: Hastings Museum , The Arts Forum Gallery,  Stratton Gallery,  St Mary in the Castle,  Stables Galleries
Rye: Roche Gallery, Rye Art Gallery
Italy: Palazzo Malborghetti  – Udine –

My work is in private collections in Italy and the UK.

Images and text © 2019 Anna Pontonutti