Anna Reid

I frequently wander in and out of websites, following links until I’m lost in a maze and have no idea how to get back if I even wanted to. It was on one such occasion when I discovered Anna Reid’s artwork.   I emailed Anna explaining about my two exhibitions this year and queried whether she would be interested in taking part.  Just getting a reply is exciting so a positive reply from Anna was double the excitement and then trebled when she said yes to both exhibitions.

Anna is creating three artworks in response to my Olveston poems, Main Street Arrowtown, Olveston, and Not quite perfec.

Introducing Anna

annaAnna Reid (nee Gordon) was raised on a high country farm in the Cardrona Valley near Wanaka. She attended St Hildas Collegiate in Dunedin before travelling overseas.

Flax and Fauna

Flax and Fauna

After a number of years living in England, Anna returned to New Zealand to once again reside in Dunedin. For five years she attended a fine and visual arts course prior to establishing a studio in Dowling Street.

Otago Peninsula from Allans Beach

Otago Peninsula from Allans Beach

Living next to the Otago harbour for twenty years, Anna’s eye has been drawn to outcrops of land and water, and consequently a number of Anna’s works have represented this study. Her focus is devoted to exploring and experimenting with different mediums, especially when combining print making with painting.

Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki

It has always been her intention to represent an area yet allow the viewer to question and determine their own conclusion.

Kea watching over Lake Wanaka

Kea watching over Lake Wanaka

Anna lives in St Leonards with her husband James and their three boys Oliver, Carlos, and Lucas.

If you would like to see more of Anna’s work visit here

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