Artist Statement I see my work as a contemporary interpretation of the tradition of Romantic landscape painting. The sense of mood that a place evokes is, to me, as important as the landscape itself. The imagery is a mixture of both memory and reality using drawings and photographs as references. Layers of transparent paint are applied to the surface to create an atmospheric quality that suggest an unveiling or discovery of the poetic mystery of the landscape. It is that silent stillness that I am drawn to paint. Although the place is the starting point the paintings themselves eventually take over and follow their own path, offering the viewer a contemplative space to dwell.
Annie Boisseau was trained at Goldsmith’s College and Exeter College of Art and Design. She has exhibited both in London and the home counties. She has for many years taught art classes in Surrey, including an evening class at the University of Surrey.