Anne Langdon lives in Smythesdale at Birchgrove and her studio is an important part of the property. Anne has been involved in her art practice for more than twenty five years and in the past seven years at Smythesdale she has found her surroundings have stimulated and enhanced her whimsical figurative style
Anne Langdon concentrated initially on printmaking, and worked on multi coloured silk-screens using the negative screen technique. She then moved onto relief prints and solar plate etchings. However in the last fifteen years, Anne has been involved in painting and mixed media working on both large and small scale canvasses. She also finds it interesting to combine prints and painting together which often creates a more textural collage effect. Her printmaking has been a consistent part of her practice and has been extended into textile based works but still maintained within a mainstream print genre.
Themes that she explores relate to people [usually women] and how they can interact with animals and the environment around us. One student described her work ‘…as a wonderland comes to life’ which encompasses the floating world and a strangeness that can sometimes challenge and invoke varied responses. Her works can be viewed via her website or on request her studio can be visited.
Currently Anne has been exploring low toxic etching, a method of etching that is both highly successful as well a safer and environmentally friendly method of practice. Anne is working as an art teacher at Ballarat High School as well as spending time in her studio.
Anne can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org