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
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-small scale canvases.
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 spends most of her time in her studio.
Anne can be contacted at email@example.com