Anne Moses is a British artist living and working in the coastal town of Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
Since leaving the University of Manchester with a B.A Honours Degree in Fine Art she has been developing and producing work continuously.
Up until 2014 Anne supported her studio practice lecturing in Art & Design. She co-managed and delivered (with her husband) a successful Art & Design Access to Higher Education Course which enabled many disadvantaged adults to return into mainstream education and gain entry into universities across the UK.
Since 2014 Anne has been practising as a full time professional artist exhibiting both nationally and internationally.
Her work has mutated but the same themes have remained constant i.e: close up & detailed observation of the skin, facial features & texture; montaged images; ambiguity. The main area of interest has always been the human face and form, encompassing universal recognition of emotion and sensuality seen up close with highly detailed observation. Larger than life images dealing with fragments of life seen at close range – the portrayal of the elusive touch or feeling; the detail and minutiae of life; introspection – fleeting ‘moments’ translated into paintings:
“I believe that there is an innate response to the mimetic and the re-presentation of our own image, it is something we are fascinated by and conditioned to respond to. Painting takes this into another realm with the artist controlling each element of the re-presentation.”
Working primarily in oil paint, her working methods have changed and progressed over time, in recent years she has developed the technique of working with oil glazes, applying layers of transparent oil colour allowing for great play with subtle overlays of colour and ﬁne detail.
Combining modern and traditional working methods has always been a deﬁning element of her work – using digital manipulation of the photographic image/montage prior to developing/ executing the work in paint, looking to both contemporary and historical sources for inspiration.