16 May Ann Rayment
An Ulladulla based artist who draws from the Australian landscape for inspiration. After a career as a teacher she found painting in her Forties. In 2015 she left her job to open a studio and gallery in her hometown of Leeton, NSW.
Ann taught classes for 4 years before relocating to Ulladulla in 2019. Her first solo was at the Roxy Theatre in Leeton in 2011 which was a sell-out show. This led on to many art shows, competitions, and exhibitions around the state.
Ann has received many awards, the highlight being in 2016 with Highly Commended in the Camberwell Art Show and Finalist in the Australian Contemporary Art Awards.
Her work includes bold contemporary landscapes and powerful seascapes , created using many mediums such as acrylic, ink, charcoal, pencil, pastel and collage. Love of the looseness and unpredictability of marks and experimentation with colour and collage in layers, is a recipe for Ann’s unique style.
Recently, Ann has been using collage in its original form as a dominant feature of her work. She loves the rawness and simplicity of the form it creates. Plein Air is the process of choice followed by a deconstruction and application of the painted collage pieces onto canvas back in the studio. The immediacy of the moment and the memory etched is the only way to capture the Australian landscape in its raw and natural state.