DIXON-SMITH, Anna(bel) M C

1962 - ?

As Annabel M C Hogg, she was born at Gosport, Hamshire in 1962, daughter of Peter Burgon Hogg and his wife Gabriel Argentine née Alington, who married at Hampstead, London in 1951. Anna began her art training at Central St Martins in London and completed it at Suffolk University College, where she gained a First Class Honours degree. She married at Brecknock, Wales in 1992, Honble Adam William George Dixon-Smith, son of Robert William Dixon-Smith, Baron Dixon-Smith and Georgina Janet née Cook. Anna has inherited, from her dancer mother, a love of dance that manifests itself in her energetic and rhythmic figure drawings, she draws from constantly moving dancers, performers and acrobats, which gives the work an immediacy and drama that captures the sequence of movement. Anna Dixon-Smith’s recent work has been informed by the landscape in which she lives. Her work does not focus on the dramatic or the picturesque but the familiar and the commonplace, found objects scattered across the landscape, feathers, stones, seeds, fungi and bird's eggs catch her eye as she walks through the countryside, she then creates drawings and paintings based on these found objects. She works from her studio at Dove Barn, near Boxford in Suffolk but also gains inspiration from regular attendance at the Princes Drawing School in Hoxton. She has exhibited in London and Suffolk.

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