RICE, Annie

c.1940 - ?

Annie Rice

As Annie Rice-James she took up painting in a Leisure Class at the age of 38, and after a weekend course at Madingley College, Cambridge University in 1990 she decided that art to become her way of life. She studied Life Drawing at Norwich School of Art and Design, City College, Norwich obtaining an A level with A* pass and at Lowestoft College to Degree with Merit pass and a City & Guilds Teaching Adults Certificate. In 1999 she started her own Art School for mature persons at 'The Works', Beccles, Suffolk which, with 120 students attending two hour classes each week and workshops at weekends, proved a successful venture but in November 2006, to enable her to concentrate on her own painting, the school was sold. Now a professional artist working in watercolour, inks and mixed media. Also a freelance tutor, tutoring at private workshops and art clubs and societies. Also tutors for a holiday company at locations in the UK and abroad. Her painting is inspired by bold shapes and colours, and the life and essence of the subject matter moving often into abstraction, working with flowing mediums, working with collage and other media to create texture and random effects in her paintings. A member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists where she regularly exhibits also exhibiting at the Mall Galleries, London; Suffolk Open Studios; Palace Mews Gallery, Newmarket and has had solo exhibitions at Upstairs Gallery, Beccles and regularly shows at Southwold, Aldeburgh; Palace Mews Gallery, Newmarket; Ferini Gallery, Pakefield and Courtyard Gallery, Great Yarmouth. She has her studio at Old Hall Farm Cottage, Ringsfield, Beccles, Suffolk. www.anniericeartist.co.uk










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