Ann Hackett

Ann Hackett

Ann is a successful artist working mainly in flower painting, but as a tutor of art covers a range of subjects. She works in ink and watercolour, but chooses the medium to suit the subject. Ann began her career studying at the Walsall College of Art. She is a Tutor of Drawing, Painting & Creative Arts. Ann comes from an artistic background teaching Arts & Crafts in varying forms, and Garden design at the School of Continuing Studies at Birmingham University. Ann joined the RBSA as a Friend in 2006, and was elected to Associate in 2015. She is also an elected member of the Birmingham Watercolour Society, Birmingham Art Circle and the Walsall Society of Artists. She exhibits regularly at the RBSA, including Open and Prize events. She has also exhibited at the Three Counties Open at Keele University; the Newcastle Open; Weston Park; and a chateau in Paris, France. Ann is a successful artist working mainly in flower painting, influenced by nature and her own garden (which is open to the public), but covers a range of subjects. She works in ink and watercolour, but chooses the medium to suit the subject. Her work is experimental using various mediums, including inks, watercolour and collage, mainly working with natural subjects and influenced by sculptural shapes and forms, the skeletal form and transparency of a flower, and the movement and influence of light. She uses Inks and watercolours to capture the colour and vibrancy of the subject and often uses collage to enhance areas of the work.