Q&A Artist Anna Dowd

What is your practice? Materials? Processes?
Watercolour is my preferred medium as it’s perfect in capturing nature’s subtle detail, light, texture and colour. 
What 5 words best describe your work?
 detailed, inspiring, accurate, uplifting, honest.
Do you have any design heroes?
 Rosie sanders, John Derian, Ernst Haeckel, John Ruskin, Beatrix Potter.
Where is your studio?
In a room off the kitchen. Always dreaming of somewhere bigger!
Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio
Wonderfully therapeutic when there’s no one in the house!
Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work? 
I’ve just finished a painting of dahlia which is a commission. Lots of lush magenta.
What will you be selling at YULEDO? Anything new?
Lots of limited edition prints, cards, gifts and cushions. I hope to have limited edition prints available of my Dahlia. I also have some rich lush velvet tulip cushions printed and made in Macclesfield, which i’m over the moon with.
If you won £100 which artists work would you buy at YULE DO?   
Sophie Nixon.
Tell us something we don’t know
This is my second career. Having taken Art Alevel I abandoned my creative self and became a lawyer! It’s  never too late to follow your dream!
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