Ann Hackett

Ann Hackett

My involvement in the Society started in 2006, followed by Associateship and then Member in 2015. Coming from an artistic background has always been an influence on my life in doing things such as Arts, Crafts and Flower Arranging followed by teaching Garden Design at Winterbourne for Birmingham University. My interest in gardens and horticulture has influenced my art in many ways. Attending Art College became a focus. The subject matter of my work has been widened by my horticultural background. Teaching Art for a number of years has allowed me to experiment with various mediums and techniques to develop the work. Focussing on Watercolour, ink and collage contributes to the final pieces of artwork, which fuel my imagination. I have regular exhibiting at the RBSA, across the Country and Abroad. My work has been sold nationally and internationally. Ann joined the RBSA as a Friend in 2006, and was elected to Associate in 2015. She is also an elected member of the Birmingham Watercolour Society, Birmingham Art Circle and the Walsall Society of Artists. She exhibits regularly at the RBSA, including Open and Prize events. She has also exhibited at the Three Counties Open at Keele University; the Newcastle Open; Weston Park; and a chateau in Paris, France. Ann is a successful artist working mainly in flower painting, influenced by nature and her own garden (which is open to the public), but covers a range of subjects. She works in ink and watercolour, but chooses the medium to suit the subject. Her work is experimental using various mediums, including inks, watercolour and collage, mainly working with natural subjects and influenced by sculptural shapes and forms, the skeletal form and transparency of a flower, and the movement and influence of light. She uses Inks and watercolours to capture the colour and vibrancy of the subject and often uses collage to enhance areas of the work.