About Anna

My works tend to be bold and feature intense hues. I strive through the use of colour and texture to create rich, vibrant paintings that have an immediate impact for the viewer. I am interested in the emotional response to a work.

I have been painting and exhibiting for the last 20 years or so and have had many group and solo exhibitions. I paint from my small Wellington studio (open by appointment) and supply galleries around NZ.

I invite you to have a look around my website and please feel free to message, call or email me, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a small selection of articles and press from over the years.

Press

VERVE Magazine Article

AUCKLAND’S FREE LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

“NIGHT SWIMMING” | ANNA STICHBURY

Drifting Homeward.

Drifting Homeward.

Parnell Gallery 2-16 August 2016 | Opening Preview 2nd August 5.30pm

 

An exciting new show of works by Anna Stichbury opens at Parnell Gallery in August. This artist has been painting and exhibiting her vibrant work for over two decades. She finds her inspiration in the colours and textures of the world, which she brings back to her studio in “great armfuls”, her practice comprising the “delicious” task of revealing the feeling of a place using these elements.

 

Oceans Serenade.

Oceans Serenade.

Stichbury’s latest works reveal a departure in terms of palette, which was previously dominated by deep reds and earthy ochres. In Night Swimming, ocean-inspired inky blues take their place in a “collection of memories and places”. A circular format is utilised in many pieces, emphasising the infinite, ever-changing nature of the ocean. The artist speaks of the feeling of gazing out across compelling yet unknown depths: “Like when you are at the water’s edge at night and it’s all dark navy and oily and you want to fall in but it’s too deep, just a little too big, dark and restless.”

 

Voyage Home.

Voyage Home.

 Navigate the Restless Blue.

Navigate the Restless Blue.

Stichbury’s bold, gestural brushwork skilfully abstracts vast swathes of sea and sky. Areas of luminosity and dripping paint suggest details of place and time as well as highlighting elemental and emotional textures. Allowing the media its full range of expression returns the viewer to the picture plane through the viscosity of the paint, and to their own experience of the proffered work.

 

Born in 1974 and with a background in textiles and design, Stichbury has been successfully exhibiting with Parnell Gallery for more than 15 years. She has held solo exhibitions throughout New Zealand and Australia and her work is held in collections both here and internationally.

 


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