Anne Shingleton

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Anne Shingleton

Italy

ANNE SHINGLETON          August 2020

Anne was born in 1953 in the United Kingdom and presently lives in Pietrasanta, Italy.
She grew up on a Dorset farm where she cultivated a passion for animals and a curiosity of all things natural.
She showed an early natural talent for drawing, but instead chose to study the science of Zoology at Swansea University in Wales.
Later, in 1980, after two years of illustration and engraving at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art, Dorset, UK, she enrolled at the Studio Simi in Florence,
a school of Classical Art, under Prof. Nera Simi.
Since then Tuscany has become her home.

She has exhibited both her paintings and bronzes in the United Kingdom, the United States, the Netherlands, the Seychelles, Finland,
and Italy and has participated in collective competitions and international exhibitions, and has had many one-woman shows.
She is an associate member of the Royal British Sculpture Society and has exhibited regularly in many Society exhibitions in the Mall Galleries in London.
Due to her knowledge of the natural world, Anne has been invited to participate in international conservation projects that took her to the Seychelles, northern Finland, the Dead Sea, Israel and Jordan,
with her work illustrated in the various following publications.
In addition to her colorful paintings that always seem to have the sun somewhere, Anne is also known for her animal bronzes.
She started making bronzes with the Harry Jackson Foundry, Pietrasanta in 1994, and now works with Mariani Foundry nearby.
Her most recent monumental bronze is of a mute swan with spread wings that was selected as one of the finalists of The International Realism,
13th Art Renewal Center Salon 2018, and has recently been on display in Dubai.
The portrait of her teacher Signorina Simi in bronze shows her capabilities extend also to portraiture in clay. Anne continues her research into light by painting the landscapes around her home at the foot of the Italian Apuan Alps.

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